MSN conversation 1 : Future of cars?

Gary says (10:19 PM):
its a different world
SFASC says (10:22 PM):
ive made it one of my goals to understand how cars work. i will no longer go around ignorant =D
it’ll probably take some time but it’ll be worth it.. then maybe one day i can mod cars and stuff
Gary says (10:22 PM):
mods are good
but upkeeping the mods
is the hard part
a lot more maintenance
Gary says (10:23 PM):
which = more $
if you don’t $
then you will $ more eventually replacing parts
SFASC says (10:23 PM):
yeah. its quite a cycle of $ tornadoing
probably something to do when i have a job haha
SFASC says (10:24 PM):
my friend was just telling me that it cost $4000 to use a blackberry over 3 yrs
that’s absolutely insane!
Gary says (10:24 PM):
well
think about it
chris has a iphone
w/ data plan
= $100 a month
before taxes and shiz
1200 a year
Gary says (10:25 PM):
3600+ for 3 years
original plan was 50 bux a month
thats mandatory
data plan isnt mandatory but costs $50 for like 4-6 gigs of data a month
Gary says (10:26 PM):
a lot of smartphones require dataplans
or else u can’t buy the phone
with contract
at the rate we’re going
Gary says (10:27 PM):
in the future cars are going to be the same
they’re gonna be on monthly contracts
and you technically won’t own what you drive lol
like the Ferrari FXX
technology is going to be too difficult to service
because of all the electrical technology
its literally going to be one giant smartphone on wheels
Gary says (10:28 PM):
that only the dealership can service
think about it too
its more profitable for the dealer when you lease/rent
than when you buy soemthing straight up
and do it all yourself
and if you mess it up its not under warrenty
Gary says (10:29 PM):
so to prevent the future car from not being messed up and voiding warrenties
the dealership will handle it all
at a monthly service charge
and cars will probably be receiving data constantly
weither for your gps or for data that gets sent back for research purposes on future vehicles
so they can be safer, more efficient, etc
SFASC says (10:30 PM):
two things scare me
that you’ve obviously thought this out quite a bit..and that it could possibly happen
it sounds absolutely terrifying
Gary says (10:33 PM):
its good for buisness
all governments will support it
our economies will soar
since a majority of people in the world only see vehicles as tools to get around
Gary says (10:34 PM):
and public transit will see changes
basically the idea of all preceeding generations was
Gary says (10:35 PM):
to create conviences to take unconvinient things off our mind
so we can focus on greater needs and concentrate on greater things
that require our attention
so far most of what we live and do has done that and we don’t even realize it
Gary says (10:36 PM):
so its only natural that the same thing will happen not to say it will be the same, but it will certainly be refined over time
Gary says (10:37 PM):
and therefore it will settle those that resent the change with incentives
and then eventually standardization
Thats also how Europe became a nation-state Empire
Gary says (10:38 PM):
back then and today with the new EU
the world is on its way back to Empires, but no longer in the same way
Gary says (10:39 PM):
the new Empires promote free trade, less taxes, more individuality and greater co-operation.
people in Europe can cross borders and move where they want without passports
Gary says (10:40 PM):
the US has a different idea about a North American Union
its more like secuirty based
since we need passports to cross now -_-
the American model won’t fair to well
but if the whole car thing does happen
Gary says (10:41 PM):
it’ll usually start in less privlidged nations
where not many people can own cars, or that its too difficult to support an expanding population and infrastructuer
like Asia and Europe
North America like always will probably be a few decades behind
globalization will reduce it by a bit
Gary says (10:42 PM):
so you don’t have to worry yet if you live here ;D
SFASC says (10:42 PM):
ahah. that makes sense. america is paranoid
SFASC says (10:43 PM):
i suppose leasing cars isn’t so bad.. i think
Gary says (10:43 PM):
lol
SFASC says (10:43 PM):
but perhaps the reason why they might still sell cars is to get greater amounts up front?
Gary says (10:44 PM):
well
the thing is manufacturers say its getting too expensive
to make cars
making it difficult for more people to afford them
its because theres so much testing required, electronic systems are like crazy
its like ps3
Gary says (10:45 PM):
they lose money for each they sell
they always have to cheapen the parts
and part prices eventually fall
but by that time they need a new system
for next gen
its just not going to be as profitable
not going to break even eventually
until the whole economic stuff collapses again
and restructuring begins
Gary says (10:46 PM):
and lesser and more innovative stuff gets killed off
so the company can support their flagship models
which sell well but may be boring
like the Corolla
its no fun
but it does its job as a tool
Gary says (10:47 PM):
its better to have a steady flow of income
rather than spikes as well
Gary says (10:48 PM):
although i’m not a economic or buisness major
so i dont know too much about the underground of how banks work
except for what ive seen or read in magazines sometimes
Gary says (10:49 PM):
like gov’t saves banks
banks suppose to spend money to save auto industry
but too afraid to invest in anything anymore
therefore gov’t invests in auto industry
costing gov’t twice as much as its suppose to
or something like that lol
SFASC says (10:49 PM):
haha
SFASC says (10:50 PM):
i myself don’t understand why there was so much money pumped into  GM then there is a bankrupt filing
Gary says (10:50 PM):
the thing is
even if GM is bleh
Gary says (10:51 PM):
we need it to survive
not just for jobs
but they have so much of their hand in every other auto company
that the entire industry will suffer
if they vanish
SFASC says (10:51 PM):
yeah. i understnad it networks out and what not
Gary says (10:52 PM):
well i think they tried to prevent it from actually being bankrupt
like how Canada tried to not enter a recession
and continued to do things as normal
then Harper goes
We in recessionz
and get a lot of bad publicity for not doing enough
Gary says (10:53 PM):
and the previous government under the liberals created a economic netting
to save us from entering the same state as US
that and all that foreign money being pumped into our economy
from Asia
especially China
Gary says (10:54 PM):
is why our housing market is still so strong
well I should sleepT

The name of the friend I was speaking to has been changed.  Otherwise, all other details remain unchanged and the same.  The thoughts and feelings written by both party may or may not reflect our personal feelings and therefore, should not be used against us, but only as a piece for conversation and discussion.

Gary says (10:27 PM): in the future cars are going to be the same they’re gonna be on monthly contracts and you technically won’t own what you drive lol like the Ferrari FXX technology is going to be too difficult to service because of all the electrical technology its literally going to be one giant smartphone on wheels Gary says (10:28 PM): that only the dealership can service think about it too its more profitable for the dealer when you lease/rent than when you buy soemthing straight up and do it all yourself and if you mess it up its not under warrenty Gary says (10:29 PM): so to prevent the future car from not being messed up and voiding warrenties the dealership will handle it all at a monthly service charge and cars will probably be receiving data constantly weither for your gps or for data that gets sent back for research purposes on future vehicles so they can be safer, more efficient, etc SFASC says (10:30 PM): two things scare me that you’ve obviously thought this out quite a bit..and that it could possibly happen it sounds absolutely terrifying

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Perception of thought.

The most common way of percieving a situation has been a battle between two different methods in my daily life.

These two methods are:

-Rational or logical

-Emotional

But even if they are two there is still a zone between them Emotional Impulsive — Emotional — Semi-rational/logical — Rational/logical —  Emotionless

I believe each one arises depending on the situation.  Much like how Australia is a Continent and Greenland is an Island,  these perceptions are just words that we invented to convinently describe a greater amount of detail.  But just as it is used convinently it can be  used incorrectly in certain situations, and are all debatable and can never be constant, because as time moves forward, reality and preception change according to a society VS scientific path.

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Why did it feel like it was happy in the past.  Did I cover it up with a false reality?  At that time I realized all the pain and suffering, and I wished to be at that age where I could look back and laugh.  When I learned to look back and laugh, I forgot about all that pain.  But the pain definately existed, even though I painted a picture of happiness in my later years, that pain definately hurt, but it took time to realize that.  I had not realized that I had painted such a happy picture over mud, but now when I look back I am no longer sure what was mud and what was a lotus.  Maybe they are both and the same, maybe I turned that mud into something beautiful and when the lotus began to wither was I finally close enough to the mud to realize this had come from mud.  When the lotus is gone will I finally be able to indulge in that time?  Will my truth finally be reborn?  It feels the same as before, but the path I walked has shown me that I can change that time.  I shouldn’t be changing it, I should always keep thinking, and when I keep thinking and when I remember, forget, or paint over it, I’ll be able to dig back and correct it.  I’ll fix the painting, by ripping it apart and pouring all those emotions together again back where they belong.  I’ll draw again.

After 4 years! A new phone!

I picked up a new plan and a new phone last week, after 4 years on an older more expensive plan.  The phone is an LG Rumor2 and like my previous phone, it has many similiar or better features.  For example, my major grevience of not being able to make my ringtones louder has been fixed, however, I can no longer use custom ringtones I put on my memory card, blah.  The phone was also free (with a 3 year contract), unlike my previous phone which costed $50, however, my previous phone came with a wireless headset, a car charger, a memory card, and an actual instruction book.   This new phone comes with a wrath of new features, such as a tip calculator (no more arguing over tip because we’re dumb at math), a more stable photo camera, a sliding keyboard,  a world clock and a few more bonuses, however, it does not have a videocamera, a videoplayer, or a quick and simple interface.  The major benefit is its asthetic values, but theres always a catch, with beauty you ocassionally lose durability.

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The bottom line is that I had always wanted to try a newer phone, or at least a touch screen phone, but those require expensive dataplans and come with sub-par battery life.  I chose to stick with a $10 internet plan, making my bill no more than my previous one, which is under $40.  In the end, I got serveral benefits and a few small inconvinences, but it doesn’t actually interfere with my ability to actually use it like a phone, which is what its main purpose is.  My wish is that the battery warning could be a bit better, because my previous phone gave me about a half a days warning, but this phone gives me half of that time before it dies.  I personally feel that the keys are a little small and some of the buttons are actually just a thick verticle line, making it hard to hit the call or end buttons in a multitasking situation.