An app called Yo has been developed in our culture.
I absolutely do not see the point an app like “Yo” has in our society at all. What problem does it solve? Are projects like these representative of where our society is heading (entertainment only, useless apps)?
How many different ways do we need to entertain ourselves?
When does “excess” cross the line into “too much”?
I hope Yo and future apps like it aren’t even part of the answer to that question.
We are wasting (as in flushing down the toilet) the intelligence and talent we have, and the opportunity we have with currently available technologies to create great things.
We DO NOT have time to waste either, the climate is changing as we speak, we are needlessly killing each other, and we are needlessly dying of completely preventable causes.
That, and our economy is going to hell, drug companies are becoming thoughtless monoliths … what else do we need for a wake up call?
NOTE: I hate having to write so negatively, but it’s reality folks. At some point reason and rationality have to overtake our absolute failure to objectively look at the real world and the big picture.
I recognize “some” people are working on the bigger problems, but why not devote the expertise and talent that went into creating “Yo” towards those same problems? It might be fun to create things like Yo … I get that … and I get that we are all free to do our own things … but at some point we have to get our heads out of the sand and pay the piper.