Wednesday, February 2, 2011

the matrix

I really like this TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/matt_ridley_when_ideas_have_sex.html

The stone. They were a popular tool during the Stone Ages. Simple to make and use, just sharpen it and then you use it for whatever (say cutting or chopping). One person can understand how to make the whole stone tool.

But we don't use stone to interact with the world. These days we use electronic devices. These are much more complicated than mere stone tools. Not one person knows how to make the whole thing. In the case of iPhone someone knows how to extract oil, someone else knows how to turn that into plastic, someone else knows how to prepare circuit boards and silicon ships, someone knows how to program the chips and the list goes on and on.

Things like iPhone are possible because someone wrote the processes down, these processes are shared and the come together to make great things. As a result, humanity progresses. Just look at how far we've come!




Thats when I realised, we're living in the fuckin' matrix! We use all these tools and equipment to make life easier, but we don't know how they work exactly or how they're made. It's like a fake reality to us - the ability to use and control what we don't entirely understand. Stone tools were easy to understand, but iPhones? mind-blowing. How do iPhones work? But most importantly...

22 comments:

  1. This made me laugh pretty hard

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  2. haha lets bring back the stone!

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  3. lol nice post brah

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  4. lol'd so hard to this, nice post bro

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  5. lol awesome, but you are making a nice point....

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  6. but seriously, HOW DO MAGNETS WORK?

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  7. never seen a more accurate picture

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  8. I like your blog, I'll be following.

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  9. And that's why I dont use the Iphone. I'm better equipped with a rock anyways.

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  10. I loled at the magnets. But my rock phone suxs. It was my grand poppas.
    I will continue following daily.
    I appreciate your support as well.

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  11. Sometimes it scares me a little that I'm so dependent on technology yet am utterly ignorant about some aspects of it.

    I need to get some survival lessons under my belt so I won't feel like such a loser when the zombies arrive x_X

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  12. stone for the win..comes in different shapes too...

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  13. i really dislike anything made by apple, just because they are money hungry

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