Do you have eight minutes to be chilled? No, not the hep kind of "chilled," but the other kind - the goose-bump kind- the kind where you sink into your deepest ruminations and think: "Holy crap, can that really happen?"
Portia was kind enough to dump such an experience into my mailbox this morning. It's a flash movie entitled "EPIC 2014." It's not new, having come out in 2004, but I've must have been asleep since then. The movie has evidently become a worldwide smash. And I think you will find it deservedly so.
We know how the internet has exploded in personalized communications the last few, short, years. I blog. You blog. The world blogs. We bookmark. We choose our inputs. We choose our news. What, then, is the logical extension of such instant, insular behavior? Could it be this? And if, so, who will gain from that social trend? The movie poses a reality too...close... to ignore out of hand.
And if you're a libertarian, what's wrong with this future?
Why the hell not?
Why the hell not.