33 Free Apps that Makes Life Easier or Pay More for In-Person Experience?

Curated by CLAI


  1. 10-minute mail: For those times you need a throwaway email address (like getting two more free weeks of Hulu Plus). The email address will enable you to get confirmation then self destruct in 10 minutes.
  2. Fake Name Generator: For when you need a new identity.
  3. Camel Camel Camel: Shows you the price history of anything on Amazon and alerts you when the price drops. You can even upload your entire Amazon wish list directly. T
  4. Account Killer: Shows you exactly how to close any social media account forever, not just disable them.
  5. Skyscanner: Lets you search flights by date, price, and budget — even if you don’t know where you want to go.
Costs for Americans

Costs for Americans (Larry Buchanan & Alicia Parlapiano, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

MORE $$$ TO BE IN PERSON: Impact of technology on society: In a world rich in digital information, physical contact, and the personal trust and relationship that still comes by spending time with someone, has become even more valuable, since it is harder to come by. Increasingly, the most valuable things in our world involve people looking at you, touching you and understanding you.

  • The digital elite pay money to be in contact with one another, when they could just watch the whole thing on the web. The greatest example of this, of attracting billionaires to be near one another in somewhat cramped conditions, is the annual TED conference. It’s a bunch of talks and schmoozing. It costs $8,500 to attend, if they’ll have you. You can watch it online in real time.
  • Or take music. A century ago, an Enrico Caruso record retailed for about $30 in 2014 dollars; now you can listen to it free on YouTube. Currently, tickets to see Bruce Springsteen live, whose music is available for anywhere from 99 cents to nothing on the web, cost up to $1,800 on StubHub.
  • We’re moving towards a ‘post-automated’ world, where the valuable thing about people will be their emotional content.

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