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  •  or, for the more media focused: Max Headroom .. (2+ / 0-)
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    ..20 minutes into the future, indeed.

    ..now, where did I leave my torches and villagers?

    by FrankSpoke on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 12:52:24 AM PST

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    •  remember when Max Headroom (2+ / 0-)
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      first appeared? Quite a few comparisons were made between Max and Bush the Elder.

      At the time, we thought it was funny. Now it seems prophetic.

      The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it is difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine. -- Abraham Lincoln

      by Mnemosyne on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 08:40:57 AM PST

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      •  Prophetic.. was working in AI at the time .. (2+ / 0-)
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        .. and seemingly surrounded by the promise of what "it" (AI, the internet, technology) could accomplish. I watched as ARPAnet, which I had been using for my emails re: education/business projects became the web and observed, "Great. Another delivery medium for advertisements."

        Max brought it all down to earth, in a hyper-surreal post-apocalyptic vein that has always tickled my nerve endings - I was absolutely transfixed.

        And, yes,  the resemblance of the talking heads to each other and the portrayal of a layered reality of image/message in our media-infused existence (both for evil and potentially, good) had much to say about "contemporary" times, journalism and corporate ethics.

        And here we are, slinging bits across the world - "Philosophizing for Fixes" - while in the streets just outside.. the occupying peasant-tweeters cycle between facing-off with, and then scattering from, the corporate-owned, drone-armed police state.

        "Edison Carter reporting.."

        Thanks for the comment!

        ..now, where did I leave my torches and villagers?

        by FrankSpoke on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 11:12:18 AM PST

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