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William Shatner versus Obama's You Didn't Build That

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posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Here is a video for you. It is called "How William Shatner Changed The World".

Well, technically, he didn't really change the world, he was just an actor, but Star Trek and the writers of Star Trek did inspire a lot of technology. possibly more so than many other shows. This video shows how some inventors were inspired by Star Trek and the ideas they invented.

For example, the Altair 6 computer. An early computer that was just a box. It's inventor got the name from a planet mentioned in a Star Trek episode which was called Altair 6.

Another invention was inspired by Star Trek that we take for granted today is the MP3 player. The inventor of the MP3 player was inspired by a specific scene in Star Trek The Next Generation in which Commander Data, the android played by Brent Spiner, was listening to a few pieces of classical music at the same time at the touch of a button. At the time of that episode, the MP3 player did not exist. The guy who invented figured out how to make one, and built an entirely new device which led to the industry that built the device which we take for granted today.

And that's where Obama is dead wrong. These people did create things that had never even existed before.

That's them building something from the ground up based on a device they invented that had never existed before.

So really, this "you did not build that" Obama said is a bunch of nonsense. Some people really did create entirely new industries and things that had not existed before. Many of them we take for granted today, but many of them were inspired by Star Trek, as the inventors of some of these inventions will tell you.

Here is the video. I'm sorry to say that it is 1:34 long.


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posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Do actually know what Obama was referring to, or just the Republican misquote on what had said?



posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Obviously you don't.

What he said, regardless of your interpretation of it, it's a bunch of baloney.

This video is a great example of how it is a bunch of baloney.

But I'm sure the obama bots are going to come in and praise him some more and not even watch the video.



posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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Obama merely said that "no man is an island", everyone benefits from education, socialisation, shared effort and the thousand and one other things that contribute to life. Sure there may have been a prime mover, an instigator and a leader but even that person had to come from somewhere. All he was saying is that we are the products of and benefit from our family, friends, society, co-workers. There are a million examples of people who made a big contribution by inventing something or building something from scratch but at the end of the day they only made a contribution, albeit maybe a big share of the necessary input.

Seems to me that Obama is right. Nobody pops into existence from nowhere and creates solo.

Apart from Shatner of course.



posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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Excellent post in my opinion.


I am of the belief that there is little original thought though as we have vivid imaginations. It is funding that will make reality concerning our wildest dreams.

Now if we could make money obsolete, like in the Star Trek Universe, then we will really go places.



posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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And that's where Obama is dead wrong. These people did create things that had never even existed before.


People have taken Obama's comment out of context so much it's not even fun to point out where you are wrong.

Did he build the Altair 6 on his own? No he didn't because without the help from Bill Gates and Bill Yates it never would have happened.

The mp3 player was designed in 1979 before the next generation even started. Kane Kramer Also Data was listening to music through his computer.

You cannot put parts together that someone else designed and made and truly claim that i built it all on my own. That is what Obama meant when he said you didn't build it on your own. Everything that is invented today either uses or builds upon someone else's work.



posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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You cannot put parts together that someone else designed and made and truly claim that i built it all on my own. That is what Obama meant when he said you didn't build it on your own. Everything that is invented today either uses or builds upon someone else's work.


Which is a bunch of baloney.

Pure and simply.

Everything has an origin. And somethings never existed before somebody has an idea or an inspiration. Regardless of the origin of it, these people really and truly did build things from the ground up.

And this show is just one example of how.

This is just partisan crap trying to muddle the waters a bit and take away some people's accomplishments.

Some people just can't stand it if somebody else is able to come up with a great idea and have to tear them down any way they can. This is just another way to do it.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Who built the US government? Who fought the Brits? The US Government didn't exist until the revolutionaries decided to fight with their own army and weapons and sacrifices. People are just as important as without people, there wouldn't have been a government in the first place. The only real big change one should expect from the politicians is the revision and fixing of loopholes and IRS laws. Everything really depends on the Revenue. Politics will be dirty by nature regardless of who wins the election.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Great movie; fun to watch and full of info.

I think the Shat actually proves Obama's point; We didn't build that. Obama and big gubment didn't either.

It was Star Trek and Will Shatner who built it all for us by providing the inspiration for the technology we rely on today.

Obama and big gubment didn't build that; the Shat did!



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