Leo

Well-known member
NYC area. the scooters aren't a replacement for subways, they are for short trips like getting to and from the subway stations and home. and with a bike, you need a place to lock it up for the day (and maybe have it stolen) and then have to return to the same spot to pick it up, it's your responsibility. with scooters, you ride to your destination and leave them, anywhere, for the next person.

don't get me wrong, I'm not a scooter user/fan and see the potential for problems. I just think there are pluses and minuses to developments like this and it's easy to become resistant to change.
 

droid

Beast of Burden
Scooters are shit in many ways but infinitely preferable to cars and will become much more prominent in the near future as the most toxic, dangerous and damaging form of transport ever devised finally dies.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
I saw an old man on a segway unicycle the other day. I noticed someone moving quickly and smoothly in my peripheral vision, did a double-take and it was this old bloke zipping up the road on a single wheel.
 

vimothy

yurp
(another example where barbarism diverges from communism - barbarians do not have a technical or technological perspective, whereas communists obviously do)
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Love it.

Bluetooth speakers, bluetooth headphones, smart lightbulbs, VR porn, Red Dead Redemption 2, IMAX, Avengers Assemble, Spotify, YouTube...

It's amazing.

Social media is satanic, the internet is a hellscape. That's a shame.

There's never been a time in history when people WEREN'T complaining about technology ruining everything. Or complaining about something else. How fucking boring it is sitting in a hut warming your hands over a fire while your granddad recites Beowulf. Wish we had a fucking PS4.
Corpsey in 30 years time.

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Leo

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supposedly, many people (particularly millennials) nowadays have no problem with giving up personal information in exchange for something "free" in return. on one hand, I think they are nuts. on the other hand, I use gmail and Google docs, so...
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
I stumbled across something a while back where this guy was convinced that his brain was being hacked by an AI called "Abaddon" which was attacking him through his TV set.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Advances in home TV technology is what I am most appreciative of

If I could afford a 120 inch 4K tv I'd be in hog's heaven
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Thought actually I visited my mate the other day who has a 4K projector and that's the best option. Really like watching a film at the cinema at home. You can keep your books.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
On a more serious note, despite me being a technofreak cyberpunk, just this week I've taken to going on walks after work without my phone. (I've tried to go without a pad or a book or something but can't quite make the clean break.) It's really refreshing to exist in the world without distraction, and without the option of turning a nice scene into a photograph. I think you lose something when you photograph a moment, you lose the temporary-ness of it, the wistful victorian romantic beauty of it, you feel it's catalogued, can be filed away.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Cameras on smart phones created that, which then metastasised with Instagram. It's combinations of technologies and platforms that altered human behaviour, created new obsessive itches.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Also, a photograph of a landscape is never anything like the landscape itself - and I never really look at these photographs ever again.

Photographs of people are more worthwhile Imo.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
On a more serious note, despite me being a technofreak cyberpunk, just this week I've taken to going on walks after work without my phone. (I've tried to go without a pad or a book or something but can't quite make the clean break.) It's really refreshing to exist in the world without distraction, and without the option of turning a nice scene into a photograph. I think you lose something when you photograph a moment, you lose the temporary-ness of it, the wistful victorian romantic beauty of it, you feel it's catalogued, can be filed away.
i already had problems rhyming your victorian romantic personality with that of a technofreak cyberpunk, or could those go hand in hand?
 
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