Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Tech Boys "Theft Club" Has Officially Launched

I recently wrote about how the tech industry is embarrassing itself by lacking innovation, blatantly refusing to acknowledge new innovation (scared, much? threatened, much?) and claiming victory when stealing others inventions. Proud and victorious? Are you serious? You think this is the new normal? All rhetorical.

So today, when I read this article and the appalling quotes by an attention craving imbecile that believes it's 'normal' for the industry to steal each other's inventions - well it just validated my prior post. Are these ignorant, arrogant kids that graduated bully school assume the free pass to swipe from others has no expiration? These are meant to be mature, educated adults that know right from wrong. They're sat on piles of cash, with IPO brands under their belt yet have never grown up. They're playing with fire, business, revenue and (more scarily) Joe Public's hard earned income who risk their retirement by buying shares. To what...? To simply copy each other's inventions and then have the incompetent audacity to spout quotes because they are (astonishingly) proud of their idiotic feats:

"Congrats to me, I will tell the world I stole someone else's proven idea because I lack every ounce of self creativity, I have no respect for myself or the industry I work in. And by gum, I'll make sure I scream this loudly, claiming that everyone does it so I can be the first to say it." The mind boggling irony being that people like this kid are obsessing about being the first: not the first to invent but the first to claim territory that stealing someone else's first deserves a standing ovation."

"If we're being honest with ourselves, this is the way the tech industry works" quotes this unimaginative blip. He actually claims this as if it's ethical practice and since everyone does it, he's so insecure he must fit in. Because the more insecure someone is, the more they bully and copy and then assume kudos for their actions. All the grown up tech adolescents who think they're in the big boys league, let's teach you some morals: If you steal someone's invention, you are a thief. That's a fact. If you then claim that it's absolutely standard to steal, because it's what everyone else does, you're a sheep. If you then spout your overpaid mouth about it, you've given yourself the loser gold medal and it's permanently stamped on you like a cheap Vegas tattoo. You'll forever be known as the first to admit you're a thief. Obviously you didn't get that far in the thought process, nor that it affects your career: who'd want to hire someone that confesses this, devalues a brand and admits they can't think for themselves?!

And ultimately, die hard entrepreneurs like myself are not only ashamed of you, but we have no respect for you, and we are ecstatic you'll never be like us. It's not in your DNA and never will.

Because we have brains, we use them productively, we will never be cheap thieves and we naturally pave our own path. Because we have pure creativity, innovation running through our veins as default and we abhor that you publicly applaud yourselves for stealing, craving those few column inches of media coverage so you can scream bragging rights tonight over your $25 martini while your minion followers hang onto every word and believe you opened the door of 'acceptable theft.' You'll later realize they charged all their drinks to your tab. Not very good at connecting the dots, are you sonny boy!

I personally feel sorry for you because you only stomp on paths already paved. I pity those fools because you know no different. You're not clever nor admired. And one day, when you're on your death bed and you reflect on your life accomplishments, the blip on your heart monitor will be most likely beating with more spikes than your career achievements. Well done!

Am I scathing mad - nope? Angry - nope? Disappointed in you all - absolutely. Elated I am at the exact other end of the spectrum - categorically.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Getting Déjà vu's About Déjà vu's

I've had dreams all my life. I wake up and go back to sleep, average three times a night and each comes with a dream. Sometimes I play around with them, lucid dreaming the 1st and 3rd or 2nd and 3rd. I'm good at mixing these up. When I saw the movie Inception years ago, my friends were really confused. I wasn't - I thought everyone had dreams like that. Since I had a captive audience, I spent more time explaining the film than the duration of the movie. I've never had a SINGLE sleep without a dream. Some of my dreams have resulted with incredible inventions for my business, Olympic opening ceremonies (it's a beauty, one day I'll contact the committee and pitch it) and direct messages of my future. It's exhausting - I never get a night off.

It's been 46 years of also having déjà vu's but now it's getting stronger - a few times a day, every day. I'm knackered! So I decided to research more about déjà vu and spiritual meanings. My life's been too bizarre and I need all the assurance I can get. After speed-researching and slicing through twaddle forums (the illiterate tripe out there is staggering), I found two profound spiritual explanations:

1: The more déjà vu's the individual has, the more it's a message that they're absolutely on track. I find this odd. The past 15 years have been more turbulent than a full cabin (commercial airline) releasing excessive, panic ridden baked bean wind during unnaturally high levels of turbulence.

2: It's a sign that since we pre-paved our own life path before birth, we place obstacles in our way to see how our soul's react, learn and grow*.  The déjà vu is a checkpoint and we can pause to rewind, fix and then carry on, even if it's a death's door situation. So in reality, this specific web page explanation is that we're controlling our own personal TiVo (sorry - modernize it Cundle: DVR).

Now I absolutely believe that we're pre-programmed and that I've created my full life. I'm just living one part of it currently. What these two web theories are stating is that I actually want to piss myself off through this life, as a twisted little joke and I'm constantly testing myself to the extreme. I'm pre-program pushing my own buttons until I experience levels of emotional-chemotherapy (not stating that phrase lightly...at all). And the déjà vu's are nudges that the original twisted me knows that I know, that she knows that I'm now writing this and the other shoe's dropped with a few clues I've given myself (Paycheck movie style).

Why the hell would I do this to myself? I've got to consider that maybe I was a bit drunk when I created me, along with a full series of reincarnated me's over the past G-d knows how many centuries. Maybe I put myself up to a bet, or a previous few of me thought they'd make my current life for their TV viewing. In the next life, they've pre-programmed me to fix it. So in my autobiography ongoing series (Living off the Irony), the book title is now more staggeringly apt than before. The irony being that numero uno me created this current mayhem. I also wrote an excerpt in one of the series (maybe volume 4) that if I had a dinner party and could invite anyone living or dead, I'd invite a few past me's along with a few future me's.

Now I'm not too sure I want to meet them. They'll probably force me to make dinner, knowing three microwaves have exploded under my sole supervision. Every time I grab a glass of whisky, the bottom will fall out. I'll sit on a chair, and the legs will collapse. Tonight, I need one of my dreams to be a good, long talk with the original me and tell her to get her act together. My life's depending on it or more fool the next me. I'll make sure she's slammed sideways in retribution and comes back as a goldfish with a bowel deficiency so her poo is forever stuck to her bum. She'll have a lifespan of two weeks, in a cloudy bowl above a clogged up toilet - the seat up, ready for her to leap.

* Even if these include horrific experiences.