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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cell Phones, Contracts, & Mainstream Media

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Hi there everyone!!

I was gifted an iPhone 4 just a couple days ago -- I should have one, considering the Ordinary App for the iPhone is coming out any day now.  Anyways, I ended up validating one of my own little conspiracy theories.

Have you ever noticed how so many personalized voice mail messages end with a generic woman’s voice saying something like, “At the tone, please record your message.  When you have finished recording, you may hang-up or press pound for more options?”  It is redundant based on what most people would already have included in their personal message... And it takes up nine seconds of unnecessary airtime!

OK, so there must be something in the administrative options to remove this brilliant “feature”, right?  There isn’t.  And nine seconds may not sound like a lot, but multiply that by millions of customers who pay for airtime -- and who wouldn’t take the time to turn this “feature” off even if their service provider allowed them to.

We are living in a Twilight Zone where so many things are backwards.  Like Michael Ellner said, “Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality."

But I have some very simple solutions.


We know that most people (99.9%) don’t read the legal contracts of their service providers (credit cards, mortgages, insurance, etc.).  It’s impractical, with fine print, legalese trickery, and literally hundreds of pages that sometimes get revised without notice.  What does it mean when we check a box or initial a paragraph claiming that we have read something, when everybody knows that nobody does?

My Solution:

All contracts that are not written within one page in twelve point font are considered illegal and void.  If we are to live in a society where we apply the spirit of the law more than crazy loop-holes, than all can usually be said in one page that most people would read and understand.


Why do we watch people who read their speeches?  The art of writing and speaking are completely different, and reading something prepared and hand-crafted is completely inauthentic.  If people cannot speak from their heart and be real, how can we expect them to lead society?

My Solution:

There is a place for memorized deliveries in entertainment and the performing arts.  For information about our world and transforming humanity (the news and politics), let’s only listen to people who do not need a teleprompter.  This is why alternative media is eclipsing mainstream media to the point where alternative is the new mainstream.

Some might say, “well, that’s all easier said than done.”  Everything is easier said than done.  What’s awesome is that in our interconnected global community, we actually don’t need to take that much action to get something done: all that is required is sharing a solution (or two) with others, and shifting the collective consciousness.

Let’s love the world together...

[)anish /|hmed, blind visionary

P.S. The Ordinary App is complete!  It has been submitted to Apple for placement in the App Store.

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