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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Future

I was not previously aware that they had made a movie based on the book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler, and hosted by Orson Welles:


I have to say, this is some pretty purple prose, some pretty sorry s**t. The book was pretty good, it didn't make claims that could be considered goofy or completely unreasonable now, maybe at worst, quaint. [Editor's note: at the time, the Cat had in mind Third Wave by Alvin Toffler, not, in fact, Future Shock; which he has not read.] Splice it with some Alex Jones - ENDGAME and you might get a balanced view; which is at the end of the day, still just a view.

But this movie is fu**ing stupid. It's a sexist, paranoid, relentlessly pessimistic neo-primitivist psyop, and inventively horrifying. Why shouldn't we embrace the future, launch ourselves into it as we do our best to maintain the things that persist in importance? Just maintain the things that persist in importance! And in joy and love, seek out the greater!

I have spoken! I have spoken!

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