Imagine, just for a minute that the real world started operating
like the Internet does.
First, we'd have a choice of two brands of everything. Instead
of dozens or even hundreds as we do now. Want soup, it's either
brand A. or brand B. Need a new car, again, A. or B. (feel free
to substitute IE for brand A. and N for brand B.)
Sure sounds like things would be simpler, and if things went as
they should, both A. and B. brands would be doing everything in
their power to make their product/services better and less
expensive then the other guy. WOW! Can you imagine, a gas war
over everything. (For those readers who have never experienced a
gas war, it was when 1 gas station dropped it's price to 40
cents per gallon which was 2 cents less than the station across
the street. The station across the street then went to 38 cents.
This went on until we were buying gas for 20 cents per gallon)
Some other very interesting side effects would also occur.
1. If you received a phone call you hadn't requested, you could
notify the phone spam police and they would disconnect the
offending callers telephone.
2. If you opened your snail mail box to find anything addressed
to occupant you would be entitled to $50.00 per piece of
offending mail to be paid by your postal delivery person.
3. If your electric utility company decided they weren't making
enough money or they just got tired of being, your utility
company, they could, without warning, close there doors and shut
off all their customers leaving them totally in the dark, and
4. There would be people on every street corner giving away just
about anything you can name, homes, cars, groceries, medical
insurance, swimming pools, and on and on and on. Of course, if
you want to live in the house you'll need to purchase the "Pro
Version" that actually includes the lot to put it on. If you
really want to enjoy living in that house you might consider the
"Super Pro Package" that includes your choice of 12 different
furniture packages. And then there's the Mega Super Pro Package
that will locate your house, your lot and the furnishings
outside, of Siberia.
How about that great sounding health insurance that guy in the
clown suit is hollering about, it really sounds like something
we could use. Well, it sounded good until I needed to use it for
something besides ingrown toe nail surgery. After I got the
above the neck plugin, the below the neck upgrade and the
respiratory package I was paying $100 a month more for my "free
insurance" than I was for the insurance I had to buy.
Yup, just Imagine!
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