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Future Shock

Started by Scribbly, February 03, 2012, 11:26:06 AM

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I love this.

It feels like an immitation of the modern cycle; too much information too fast about everyone blending into eachother leaving nothing but confusion and a sense of powerlessness.
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Scribbly

Quote from: Placid Dingo on February 03, 2012, 11:48:31 AM
I love this.

It feels like an immitation of the modern cycle; too much information too fast about everyone blending into eachother leaving nothing but confusion and a sense of powerlessness.

Thanks  :)

That was what I was aiming at. Roger's talked about future shock a lot recently. I really feel like this is something we almost demand. If you don't keep up with it you feel like you're missing out, like you're going to miss out on some vital information that you need to know.

But there's just way too much to keep up with everything, and there's no distinction made between stuff you need to know and random stupid gossip. There's no filter system in the mass media. So you wind up hearing about everything, 99.9% of which is just awful stuff you can't do anything about, but you feel connected and tuned in and then your head explodes.
I had an existential crisis and all I got was this stupid gender.

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Quote from: Demolition_Squid on February 03, 2012, 11:56:23 AM
That was what I was aiming at. Roger's talked about future shock a lot recently.

There's a lot about that in Horrorology, too.
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INFORMATION SO POWERFUL, YOU ACTUALLY NEED LESS.

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I dig it. It's a better version of what I was going for with KROM, this awful amalgamation / conflation of current events. Your privacy is a copyright violation!