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    Explanation of Why the Watch is Eternal

    Even with smartwatches (which people will get sick of when the notifications trend dies down), even with microchip implants in brains, checking your wrist is easier than activating the part of the brain required to visualize the internet.

    Watches have symbolism. The temple was built with the bronze, silver and gold jewellery.

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    Re: Explanation of Why the Watch is Eternal

    Strictly speaking not really. It depends on how you’ve developed your neurological connections to activate your brain to check your wrist vs conceptualise the net.

    Yes to anyone on here checking your wristbisneasier because of what we’ve conditioned ourselves to do however it would be a much different response should you ask a bunch of gamers/web designers who don’t wear watches.
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    Re: Explanation of Why the Watch is Eternal

    The "microchip in brain" future will make wristwatches redundant. But we will buy them anyway... just at better prices (much better) :)
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    Re: Explanation of Why the Watch is Eternal

    And yes, it’s not WUS (or their internet) without someone trying to prove you wrong
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    Re: Explanation of Why the Watch is Eternal

    True. My employer is about to make us all wear Apple watches tied to the work phone, and that’s where I draw the line. I want to look at my wrist to look at something nice and check the time, not see how many work emails I haven’t read.


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    Re: Explanation of Why the Watch is Eternal

    I've been wearing watches since the 60's but so far I haven't gotten to this point. Nor have any of my many watches ever proven to be eternal. Watches are OK, I guess.
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    Wow, 1 hour and no likes...have to fix this :)
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    Re: Explanation of Why the Watch is Eternal

    Quote Originally Posted by jmwilliamson2 View Post
    True. My employer is about to make us all wear Apple watches tied to the work phone, and that’s where I draw the line.
    I remember a similar arrangement when Blackberry first came out... that kicked off the “check email 24/7 even during vacation” madness. At least phone goes into your pocket. Strapping it to the body is indeed a little too far for me.

    Wristwatches as we know are only 100 years old... will it survive another 100? For millennia freedmen carried swords and knives everywhere (lot more practical and a whole lot more masculine). That’s almost completely gone. From a long-term perspective I think there is a good chance of watches becoming even more quaint and archaic, only used by pockets of specific groups.

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    Re: Explanation of Why the Watch is Eternal

    Wrist watches have really been common since the 19th century.
    In 1868 (a scant 250 years ago) Patek Phillipe kinda invented the Wrist watch.
    Heck...only a 114 years since the Santos by Cartier.
    Men really started wearing them relatively recently.

    Given that humanity dates back 200,000 years...I would hardly call all that an eternity.
    More like a passing fad of the last couple of centuries.
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    Re: Explanation of Why the Watch is Eternal

    I dunno...I think there might have to be a neural time delay to access the internet or else it will become too easily confused with empirical reality.
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