Friday, May 22, 2015

The hipster kit as I understand it.

The hipster kit: 
Anything sepia-tone or anything that makes it look like they grew up in the 1970s. 
Anything that LOOKS like they bought it at a second hand store. 
(This the ultimate in slumming : making it look like you belong to the poor class.) 
Wearing facial hair that would make you look like homeless man 10 years ago. 
Wearing glasses despite your healthy vision. 
Wearing clothing that makes your life appear easy when in fact you have $50,000 in student debt from that liberal arts degree you thought would make you a movie script writer.

Bottom line: If you want to be unique, do something unique - don't appear unique.

A thought on technology.

At first, a big fuss is made about how new technologies will revolutionize civilian life for the better.
The first step when a new technology is discovered is to keep it from the civilian population until it can be fully weaponized. It is then kept in a dark, secret place until used effectively (hopefully) in war.
Then once it is used in war and made innocuous enough, it is released to the civilian population in a gimped, barely functioning form for maximum profit for the corporations that basically own "our" government.
Nanotechnology, just as it could save lives, it could take just as many lives just as easily. Turning someone into grey goo from any distance without warning is the ultimate weapon. You think that a powerful government agency would allow this technology loose into the civilian world until they have complete control over it?
The internet was an accidental release that government could not control and it provided a tremendous counter to government suppression of freedom. We know about "prism" and other subversive, unpatriotic programs designed to usurp authority us that that does not belong to them.
I hope to they do not develop this technology.