Here is a very nicely done short movie. Apparently, they were accused of plagiarism, because an older Twilight Zone episode had a similar plot. I wrote in the past how difficult it is to create “new” things anymore. And it’s going to be even more difficult as time goes by.
Archive for June 29th, 2007
This is getting worse. I am pretty sure that this is not what the forefathers of this land had in mind when they wrote down the constitution. While a “virtual” world is not THIS world, by using this “tool”, I feel MANIPULATED, because the results of this “tool” can and will be used against me. I want governments to do what’s right for the people, not how to engineer ways on how to police every little thing in the world.
What’s next? “Your next shit dump must happen at 7:36 AM precisely?”
Gnothi seauton. Truth is, I don’t fit in with most people, and I don’t agree with most of them either. In fact, I can clearly see myself as a 70-year old woman in the future whom the neighbors would perceive as an “old, crazy witch”.
Here is just one of the reasons why I don’t quite like humans. Because if they own something, if they made a commitment to something, they force themselves to think that it was the right choice. They make themselves believe that what they have works well, even if it doesn’t. They find comfort in a LIE, because they can’t live with themselves of doing a “mistake” for purchasing a not-that-perfect product.
Maybe I am a perfectionist. Maybe my bar is too high. Or, maybe I am just not a fucking drone. Whatever the reason, I can’t stand how most people would defend their software/hardware. It makes me sick. It’s the main reason why older OSNews readers couldn’t stand my review articles: because I would find lots of (obvious) flaws on their beloved software and they wouldn’t want their perfect little Utopian world to come to pieces.
Yes, my bar is always high. I accept nothing less than a near-perfect product. iMovie and the iPod do come close to perfection although I wouldn’t give my life to protect their name and integrity like others do. Yes, Outlook Express is close too in fact, despite its anti-hype. But the Sony Vegas Movie Studio 7a Platinum SUCKS. Version 8 is much better.
It’s things like this that really piss me off here in USA. There are laws for daily things that make me feel USA is a “policed nation”. In Greece, if you want to take a picture, you just take a picture. If you want to shoot an amateur movie, you just go and shoot your movie. If you want to put a tripod on the ground, you just do so.
I like USA, but there are some things that really irritate me, like such small freedoms that elsewhere are taken for granted but don’t exist anymore here. I am pretty sure that Greece will be the same in 50-60 years from now, but the question is once again: where the world is coming to? Why complicate the world for no good reason?
How more stupidity can exist in the world? Here you have a person robbing another person THINKING that he got an iphone (he didn’t), another guy snagging an iphone in front of a live TV camera, and the MAYOR of a big city waiting in line for hours to get a bloody iPhone — like he didn’t have anything better to do.
Where the hell is the world coming in to?