I have always referred to smartphones as dumbphones; looks like I was wrong, and dumbphones are real. Dumbphones are the old phones you can still buy for a tenth of the price of a spyphone.
"If aliens came to Earth they'd think that mobile phones are the superior species controlling human beings. And it's not going to stop, it's only going to get worse. Consumers are realizing that something is wrong and we want to offer an alternative." (Light phone co-founder K Tang)
The surveillance economy will soon be the whole economy.
the term surveillance capitalism is not an arbitrary term. Why surveillance? Because it must be operations that are engineered as undetectable, indecipherable, cloaked in rhetoric that aims to misdirect, obfuscate and just downright bamboozle all of us all the time. (Shoshana Zuboff)
Mirror, mirror on the floor, you're not talking any more!
[hammers a nail into the screen]