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Rant 2: Fall of Suckfuture
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Posted 2011-10-10 at 07:21 by [R-DEV]Nosferatu

I can't resist to quote Ray Bradbury in context of recent events:

[B]Ray Bradbury:[/B]
[QUOTE]People are idiots. They made a lot of stupid things: costumes for dogs, marketing managers and stuff like the iPhone, getting nothing but a sour aftertaste. If we'd worked to develop science, explore the Moon, Mars and Venus... who knows what the world would have been like? Humanity would be able to travel through space, but it chose consuming instead - drinking beer and watching soap operas.[/QUOTE]

Few days after world lost the greatest inventor of modern times, dust is finally set and smoke cleared so we could think about it without unnecessary emotions. And if you will do so, it'll turn out that everyone could live full intellectual, social and informational life without [B]any[/B] of Steve Jobs' inventions. And it's not just because Jobs didn't actually invent personal computer, computer mouse or multi-touch, problem lays deeper. So let's look into this deep.

50 years ago words "21st century" sounded like magic, humanity just went through most terrifying war in history, rebuilt the world and made first steps from our cradle planet into infinity of space. 21st century promised, no, it guaradamnteed, coming of real Future. Future of energies previously unseen, mastered by people, new people, capable for great deeds and daring to discover new breathtaking horizons. 20th century was full of expectations, some of them were naive like Marty Mcfly's sneakers and hovering board from 2015 but those were signs of great things to come: space travels, instant education, cold fusion, universal cure, global communication and much more.

While we were expecting this Real Future, along came our present. Time when progress doesn't make humanity able to do more, but to do less and feel no frustration about it! Time when people worship super thin phones and computer pads with rounded angles instead of real innovations. The pseudofuture, the Suckfuture.

In the Real Future man will build bases on Moon and Mars, ecological cities and spaceports on Earth. In Suckfuture man takes photo of himself near business skyscraper in Dubai and MMSing photo to his friend in London, he also could edit photo so it will look like everything is under water and fishes are swimming around. Wow!

In the Real Future man will learn all human languages and cultures, he will able to quote Sheakspeare and discuss learnings of Plato as an equal. In Suckfuture man learns 1337 speak and forgets how to write without mistakes, Microsoft Word will correct everything. Wow!

In the Real Future man will be ready to meet and greet advanced alien civilizations. In Suckfuture people tell the whole world through social networks and YouTube about how unsatisfied and desperately lonely they are. Wow!

People who lived in 1950s and 1960s would have laughed their asses off if they knew that in future people would fear end of world from zombie apocalypse and Maya prophecy much more than nuclear war. But just like the real Future, thermonuclear menace is not gone, it will return, maybe decades later.

Now, in times of global crisis, world of Suckfuture with it's smoke and mirrors techniques slowly fades away. What we will learn from it? Probably not much, maybe that [B]Steve Jobs, man of great determination and perfectionism, wasn't Da Vinci of our time, but man who gave us perfected work tools for our age[/B]. Tools that will help us to bring the Real Future faster, not to hide from it. And that he was also guy who wasn't afraid to tell truisms in public:

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I hope we will also see how group of talented individuals united under banners of Project Reality will also bring their vision into reality. They will work on it, I know :)

Inspired by A.B. Pokoy
Updated 2011-11-02 at 18:53 by [R-DEV]Nosferatu
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  1. Old Comment
    MikeDude's Avatar
    The world is gonna die in 2012 anyways.. (I do not think it will, tho)
    Posted 2011-10-10 at 09:26 by MikeDude MikeDude is offline
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    Von_Gnome's Avatar
    Wow o.o
    Posted 2011-10-10 at 11:36 by Von_Gnome Von_Gnome is offline
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    Acemantura's Avatar
    Seriously?

    Why do you have to tell it like it is?

    I was happy trying to forget my ancestral honor, so that I could become a gigolo and make tons of cash...if my pimptress allowed it.

    Its ok though, in Real Future, I would have been the President of the US by now.
    Posted 2011-10-10 at 15:44 by Acemantura Acemantura is offline
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    Psyko's Avatar
    okay, that gets siggied...

    "Even people who want to go to heaven, dont want to die to get there."
    Posted 2011-10-10 at 16:01 by Psyko Psyko is offline
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    TheComedian's Avatar
    Oh my, I'd already forgotten that he passed away. If SJ did what everybody says he did then he can rest easy knowing he contributed to the world.

    The fact than android phone sales outnumber iPhone sales by 2:1 must mean something.
    Posted 2011-10-10 at 17:18 by TheComedian TheComedian is offline
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    Nosferatu's Avatar
    Dear friends, I don't give two flying sheets about iphone vs android.
    Care to read before commenting please

    And there is no need to show frustration, ace, your future depends on you, whether it's gigolo or presidential career.
    Posted 2011-10-10 at 17:59 by Nosferatu Nosferatu is offline
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    Ambush's Avatar
    Well said.... Too bad real future is a dream, and suckfuture is the reality, thus a whole five comments. Of course that's because the other 95% of the people who read this did it via iphone or smart phone or some other suckfuture option. I'm all for new technology, but why buy a drill gun when all you need is a screw driver? Not that the drill gun can do a lot of things, maybe even more than the screw driver, that doesn't make it a smart buy, or nessesary.
    Posted 2011-10-10 at 18:57 by Ambush Ambush is offline
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    Redamare's Avatar
    wow . . that was pretty moving . . when it all comes down to actuality that's what it takes ... doing what you love to do Ive been thinking about this a lot lately. figuring out what i want to do with my life and still being able to make a living is a hard decision. but all in all it will all pay off when i find that something.

    By the way i made about 6 mistakes in this short post -_-
    Posted 2011-10-10 at 20:03 by Redamare Redamare is offline
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    Mouthpiece's Avatar
    What can I add?

    I feel that these two paragraphs contradict one another (a bit):

    Quote:
    In Suckfuture man takes photo of himself near business skyscraper in Dubai and MMSing photo to his friend in London, he also could edit photo so it will look like everything is under water and fishes are swimming around. Wow!
    Quote:
    Steve Jobs, man of great determination and perfectionism, wasn't Da Vinci of our time, but man who gave us perfected work tools for our age. Tools that will help us to bring the Real Future faster, not to hide from it
    Why? Because IMHO Jobs has left behind him a lot of Suckerfuture toys. "To simplify or to dumb down?" - the border between these two is as narrow as a razorblade.

    Anyway, Bradbury ftw!
    Posted 2011-10-10 at 20:59 by Mouthpiece Mouthpiece is offline
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    sharpie's Avatar
    Very insightful, put down a lot of things on my mind onto text.
    Thank you for that Nosferatu.
    Posted 2011-10-10 at 22:45 by sharpie sharpie is offline
 

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