Hang ‘Em High.
- Jan 3, 2020
If the west collapses i can finally go to fort bragg and have my personal howitzer for the small small price of a bag of meth
Technology got us into this mess, and it will get us out of it.
The typical modern American city really is like a machine. From the air, it looks like a circuit board. The cheap corporate-built buildings look like electronic components, and the roads look like circuit pathways. Down on the ground, there's no real society. Everyone is isolated in their homes, mechanized transport, or at places of business (remember that SpongeBob clip?).
Only technology and mechanistic routine - with an over-reliance on the vendor system - keeps things going. Even food is distributed by vendors in bullshit portions at bullshit prices from industrial processing. And to keep things running, the modern world has to have excessive rules. Many live the same.
All most people can do is work and consume, or go to school to work and consume. Modern work itself is often enough driven by "scientific management", which often enough takes place in ugly and depressing fluorescent-lit factory-like environments - or actual factories. Gone are the days where one could more or less easily make a living on their own.
What little culture is left seems to be eroding away - especially with this "New Normal". Consumerism and politics - especially now - seem to be replacing it.
Socialization normally only happens in cliques. Technology is increasingly eroding that away, with "real life" increasingly being replaced with tech.
Not everything modern is bad of course, and the past wasn't exactly pleasant. But the combination that is the modern world is a miserable hell - although media and a social life can help one cope.
And power-hungry elite who run the show want it this way. A cybernetic hive of consumer serfs. A cyberpunk dystopia.
Nuclear Fusion is could stop countries burning coal, you have a Dutch start up, Ocean Cleanup, working on developing tech to trawl the ocean for plastics. Modern cities that wern't built in the 1800s are being designed to handle large traffic flow and incorporate green gardens and the like. Bionic parts arn't deus ex levels yet but it's getting there.The technology we could have at 2100 could be unimaginable to us today, or just somewhat mediocre. Technology got us into this mess, and it will get us out of it.
James Clerk Maxwell was a deeply religious man. So was Faraday. Newton wasn't 100% orthodox, but he was within the boundaries of acceptable religious positions of the time, and spent more time on trying to figure out when the Second Coming would happen than he did on calculus or physical mechanics.You want to know why the greats like Maxwell, Edison, and Einstein were able to come up with their groundbreaking theorems about reality, matter, energy, and the fundamentals of the universe? They weren't fedoralords who were self centered fags, or luddites and biblethumpers who awaited the Second Coming
I think we can reinterpret what I said as that they weren't doomsday fanatics who locked themselves up or zealots of divine madness. You can be pious and still be a man of the world, I agree with that.James Clerk Maxwell was a deeply religious man. So was Faraday. Newton wasn't 100% orthodox, but he was within the boundaries of acceptable religious positions of the time, and spent more time on trying to figure out when the Second Coming would happen than he did on calculus or physical mechanics.