Future Shock


#1

Continuing the discussion from Psychological resiliency, defined:

That comment sent me down quite a wikipedia rabbit hole.

How had I not seen this?


#2

Wow.

OK, I’m about 9 minutes in. I have this odd feeling like I saw this when I was in junior high or high school. It’s really quaint, with the old-timey computers and the 8-track tapes. Mr. Welles sounds so angry about change and impermanence!

Back to it…


#3

I just finished it. Profound and progressive.


#4

I didn’t get that impression, I thought he sounded bemused, as if he was in on a joke.


#5

Oh dang, that part about the IQ pills and electric shock (and no longer being able to make a conscious choice to “take the drug/put on the battery pack”) made me think about peoples’ use of smartphones, etc. It’s so automatic.


#6

Smokers are in on the joke


#7

it’s so automatic that it took me until I saw Downton Abbey before I noticed who responded to bells 100 years ago. I really grok your point there.


#8

Orson Welles said “nukular”! Twice!


#9

This explains the wine commercials.


#10

By chance, that movie is on TV tonight


#11

It’s a trick! The second time he said it in reverse phase, so they cancel each other out.


#12

Awesome film, I’ve seen it quite a few times, which is not to say that I agree with it.


#13

Surely you mean e-cig users.


#14

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