Who needs doctors when you have iPhones?

If you needed anymore pro0f that machines will someday rise up against us and take over the world in a coup reminiscent of the “Terminator” films, Apple has been kind enough to provide.

According to tudiabetes.com, a blog for individuals with diabetes, Apple has put out three separate applications that help monitor and track insulin for diabetes patients.

Not to sound like an alarmist, but it seems pretty clear that iPhones will soon replace doctors and hospitals altogether.

And Apple isn’t stopping at diabetes with their medicine applications. Soon condoms will be obsolete with the iPhone’s new “Sterilization App.” Hangovers will be a thing of the past with the “Morning After App.” And finally, cancer will be eradicated with the “Cold Day in Hell App.”

All joking aside, it seems like application madness has taken over the iPhone.

According to Wired.com, Apple’s “successful iPhone application store surpassed 30,000 apps available for download  Thursday afternoon…This is rapid, remarkable growth, considering just in December, iPhone fans celebrated the App Store surpassing 10,000 apps. The App Store launched in July 2008 with just 500 apps available.”

This is the kind of mindless consumerism that lead to our current economic meltdown. People are buying applications that replace other existing technologies simply because they can. Some of these seem like genuinely original and helpful programs. However, too many seem to be marketed to individuals obsesses with needless opulence and new aesthetics.

It’s the virtual equivalent of the men and women who collect hundreds of pairs of shoes for no discernible reason. A pair of sneakers and a pair of dress shoes are enough. No one needs that many multi-colored Nike’s or high-end high heels.

Than again, maybe I’m just bitter because I can’t afford any new applications.

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Published in: on March 26, 2009 at 4:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

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