a reply to: Pinke
I was mostly commenting on based on the south park show I seen yesterday. In it you had kyle who just bought the new call of duty game and he went up
stairs to get ike to play with him. But ike didn't want to be cause he was watching that pewdiepie pie guy play that very same game on youtube, I
actualy seen a few of that guys vids online, I never watched one from begining to end, but its actually pretty dam close to what South Park depicts it
as. And then you had cartman get on the deal of commenting on things with his own youtube channel when he learned its a big thing.
And well you know, the show was about a lot of other things. But on that part it was basically this whole lets play movement were other people watch
other people play games and make stupid comments. It was not so much about commenting as about it being just the next new thing, a fling or a fad,
you basically had kyle and how old is he supposed to be on the show like 7 or something, and you have ike the 3 year old.
And basically the premise was that the times have changed so much that the 7 year old's dont know why the 3 year old's are doing that. Kind of like,
kids these days you hear from old people, only nobody is old here, or that much of a difference in lifestyles, making more of a comment on trends and
how fast they come and go now a days then anything else. There was even a scene there were there was a sleepover with all of Ike's friends, and
everybody was on there own gadgets in the room and all watching the same thing or different things on there computer or portable devices/cellphones.
So ya! Something about culture.
I never heard of this Neil Postman guy. I checked out his name and some works he did linked including a vid about one of his books I think. We Amusing
Ourselves to Death, its called, its pretty dam long over 20 minutes, and its more then one part, and pretty heavy going, and they talk to slow, I may
read the book as it would be faster, but probably not. So ya! No comment.
But all of life is merely keeping oneself occupied, but ya it will change the human psyche...And even back then they would not have imagined it would
have come to be what it is today, what with so many things and sites and programs online to keep one amused. And # is only likely to get stranger
over time, humanity as a whole and people in university are still just learning the effects TV had on groups of people and different ages way back
from the 1940, the whole mental makeup of the human mind changed do to TV and massmedia and multimedia's, and there still trying to understand things
that have happened generations ago to our grandparents, and the effect it had on them and society as a whole.
So ya! things are bound to get stranger in the coming generations, what when things change so fast in a few years when today's kids still do not
necessarily understand there younger siblings. And there may come a day when everybody will be staying in there own line and on there own device even
while doing group activities, effectively removing the whole tribe processing of your minds and brains out of humanity as a whole. Singletons and
bots, the wave of the future.
TV and the whole machine, well there is always more going on behind the scenes, and nothing ever stays the same. Well that's about what I have to
comment on the short 16:54 minutes of the vid I watched on this Neil Postman guy.