The nonsense never stops, symptom and enabler of our non-rational world.
At $159, Apple is underpricing AirPods. The same can be said for Apple Watch, priced at $269. In just ten years, we have moved from the “Apple Tax” days, when Apple was accused of pricing products artificially high, to Apple products being priced below the competition.
Look! The Apple Watch! “Underpriced!”
Why do we say what is not true? Why believe what we have already verified is false?
Go to *any* Apple Store. Go on any day, visit any hour of that day. Likely, the store will be crowded. Yet, no one will be expressing even a passing interest in Apple Watch.
It has failed.
Apple has failed. Tim Cook has failed. Jony Ive has failed. The marketing? Still with its head above water.
Not much to hold your faith.
Is there an (n) amount of faith humans possess? Individually or as a whole?
Some place their faith in Apple. Some in the church. Both are failing too many of us. Even in America, even among white so-called Christian, so-called conservatives, actual church attendance continues to plummet.
Has the absence of church made their lives worse? Or are people with troubled lives more likely to stop attending services in the first place? Establishing causation is difficult, but we know that culturally conservative white Americans who are disengaged from church experience less economic success and more family breakdown than those who remain connected, and they grow more pessimistic and resentful.
Where does faith go when everything we once had faith in fails us so hard, so complete, so often that we no longer can believe?
Does the faith in x, now down to nearly 0, lead to an equal increase in faith of y?
Big business has failed us.
- 69% of Americans said business leaders do not understand the challenges they face in their life, the highest percentage of any country in the survey.
Not big business. Not the church. No longer Apple or Facebook or Uber, probably not Google. Amazon, perhaps?
Faith in government is low. Faith in lawmakers lower, in bureaucrats lower still. Ditto the media.
Ponder the equal parts dumb and irrelevant of this article: “One of the biggest rumors about the iPhone 8‘s design is becoming less and less true.” Our thoughts on a thing that does not exist may not be as firm as we supposed. Bombast and lies scrawled across the ether.
If we lose faith in all things where we once placed it, does faith itself cease to exist or find a new home?
Is the destruction of faith in everything first necessary to restore faith in God?
To many in our rational-constructed reality, faith in God is unpalatable in large part because of the randomness with which even the Bible itself highlights God’s involvement in our lives. These humans are blessed, those killed, that scheme works, this betrayal succeeds, these warriors sanctioned, those slaughtered.
But that ontological impediment — the great fear of randomness — is likewise dying.
God plays dice with the universe, our science now confirms this. Randomness and interference are revealed as the building blocks of the universe. The uncertainty principal is life. All the data conclusively points us in all of the directions, at least when all of us look at once. It’s no wonder we’re all rushing toward madness.
A man wins the lotto, his life is changed.
A young woman posts an offensive tweet, her career ended within moments.
An errant GPS direction sends a family careening down a ravine, their lives ended.
Randomness has arrived.
Not sure where to place your faith?