A trend that’s apparently taken off, of late (within select circles, I’m sure) is APPARENTLY… the customisable or customised MAGIC 8 BALL!
As in, one of THESE!!
But instead of the answers that USED to show up, including:
- It is decidedly so
- You may rely on it
- Signs point to yes
- Reply hazy try again
- Better not tell you now
- Don’t count on it
- My sources say no
- Outlook not so good
NOW, people are (ostensibly) 3D PRINTING their OWN magic-dice-thingies!
(Not just HAVING them printed by companies, but DIYing their own 20-sided psychic die! The future is now??!)
Check these out… if you dare.
All in all, this could be interpreted as:
1) a sign that the youth of today are entirely too bored for their own good,
2) a colossal waste of money, effort, and TIME (among other things) when there’s people in the world who don’t get to eat more than three or four times a week, can’t find a job, and/or don’t have a moment to spend with loved ones (oh, my poor little CEOs and fellow workaholics :( and no, I’m not being snarky, coz I come from an entire RACE of workaholics, btw! Which isn’t necessarily horrid, btw! As long as one’s HEALTH isn’t ignored, obviously…), and/or
3) a BRILLIANT opportunity for my pet project of TECHSPLOITATION, aka “taking advantage of technology to make education, health, and LIFE better for EVERYONE!”
(Though it COULD be defined as “using technology to exploit peeps in 1) new ways, 2) more-efficient versions of existing manners of exploitation, and/or 3) — uh oh, I’m doing it again. Sorry. Sorta…)
I’m gonna go with #3 (although #1’s definitely true, where “youth” = basically anyone alive today, and please note that I did say BASICALLY, coz there are, to be sure, all sorts of thoroughly-WONDROUS humans out there who aren’t lazy and, like, sheeple-ness whatever. But that’s another diatribe for another day, yay).
Just THINK of how many applications one could use this for! Speech topics, ice-breaker questions, even “feedback on presentations!”
Or, like, “ways of shutting down students who keep asking if we can go outside on a field trip to the beach instead of taking the pop quiz” !!
Methinks this calls for an episode of To the Secret Lab! Schoolmarm’s Day Out, in order to make a few of these things, and then post a “here’s what happened,” and a “how to make one of your own,” and all sorts of other fun and games.
Check back in a few hours and maybe it will have happened as I’ve said, and also been posted online for all to see!