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    Does anyone feel Idiocracy (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBvIweCIgwk for a good illustration on it) has become true?

    Several factors of the movie have become reality:

    - (incredibly) dumb people breed in enormous numbers and highly intelligent people have the hardest time in the world to get even one girl to notice or like them. Look around you: the guys who have most success with girls are dumb like a rock.

    - people being distracted by media (Youtube, social media,..) yelling at other people for disturbing them in their vicious addiction

    - people being happy being slaves for the government and accepting everything the news states as true

    - people not bothering to think laterally or multidimensionally. We live in a society where practically everyone is a very dumb, one-dimensional being who doesn't want to do the effort for thinking about anything twice. Example: "Hey, this is on sale! Let's buy it!" without first calculating current priorities and what would be more advantageous rather than the current offer.

    - people not bothering to think at all about anything

    - people going back to medieval thinking of cause and effect: "Hey, this works this way, so that means this must be the only way it works!!". For example, thinking a device is broken or works a certain way of they hold it a certain way. In other words: dumb monkey thinking.

    - various other examples

    Perhaps I am surrounded by idiots, but over the last years I haven't met anyone who's worthy of respect.
    Everyone always matches the horrendous criteria above and I'm getting tired of it.If you have not met such people, then I am very glad for you because you don't have to put up with these idiots.
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    (Original post by 571122)
    Does anyone feel Idiocracy (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBvIweCIgwk for a good illustration on it) has become true?

    Several factors of the movie have become reality:
    - people being distracted by media (Youtube, social media,..)
    Oh, the irony. You linked a YouTube video to back up your point and are posting on TSR (social media) yourself.
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    (Original post by 571122)
    Does anyone feel Idiocracy (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBvIweCIgwk for a good illustration on it) has become true?
    To some extent it always was. The point is, that in wild environment, only the strongest and brightest could survive. You shall not re-introduce this "good" way of evolution, unless you start killing people, or at least sterilize idiots. However, alredy examination would be problematic: how to recognize the worst people?

    (Original post by 571122)
    - (incredibly) dumb people breed in enormous numbers and highly intelligent people have the hardest time in the world to get even one girl to notice or like them. Look around you: the guys who have most success with girls are dumb like a rock.
    Though this is nothing new.

    (Original post by 571122)
    - people being distracted by media (Youtube, social media,..) yelling at other people for disturbing them in their vicious addiction
    In the past, idiots were playing cards etc.


    (Original post by 571122)

    - people being happy being slaves for the government and accepting everything the news states as true
    Nothing new again, and I must confess I even prefer those, over some who neglect everything that comes from government, mainstream etc. Sometimes they are even more dumb and delusional.



    (Original post by 571122)
    - people not bothering to think laterally or multidimensionally. We live in a society where practically everyone is a very dumb, one-dimensional being who doesn't want to do the effort for thinking about anything twice. Example: "Hey, this is on sale! Let's buy it!" without first calculating current priorities and what would be more advantageous rather than the current offer.
    In real-socialist states (known as commust) people had to lot of thinking and planning to get things they needed, because production was usually insufficient, still lots of these people are stupid as well. So without some proper examination, we may talk about it without any good answer. A little mistake in complicated calculation can make very big mistake in results, and so far we didn;t make strict judgment at all.


    (Original post by 571122)
    - people not bothering to think at all about anything
    Same as in the past.
    You can't believe in Bible in think properly or think at all. And Bible aspired to explain everything in a world.


    (Original post by 571122)
    - people going back to medieval thinking of cause and effect: "Hey, this works this way, so that means this must be the only way it works!!". For example, thinking a device is broken or works a certain way of they hold it a certain way. In other words: dumb monkey thinking.
    Nothing new. I think you misinterpret situation, because from 50ties to lets say 80ties, some very well educated and intelligent people had very strong impact on societies, because of power of mass media, and their direct or indirect access to it. I think that in many ways, post WWII period was a little anomalia in history of information. Similar thing happend in ancient Rome, where, in some periods, Philospers were treated like super-stars, and considered to be as vauluable as gold.



    (Original post by 571122)
    Perhaps I am surrounded by idiots, but over the last years I haven't met anyone who's worthy of respect.
    Everyone always matches the horrendous criteria above and I'm getting tired of it.If you have not met such people, then I am very glad for you because you don't have to put up with these idiots.
    According to my impression, most of people are rather dumb, but perpaps I'm just unbalanced. I certainly feel that I have problems in some areas, that other people don't have.
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    /thread. This was boring. Include some pure maths next time OP. :yawn:
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    Idiocracy was a fun film, but anyone who takes it as a way of describing our future is as mindless as the people the film criticises.

    People are reading more, lay people are getting more interested in science and technology, and social media is allowing new ideas to flourish like wildfire.

    To say that people are blindly following the media when most peoole get their news from social media is insane. This ie probably thr best time to live in for alternative ideas to spread.

    This is the kind of thinking where people will take photos of people staring at their devices to upload on facebook, ridiculing them as mindless, while those they are insulting are reading, watching and listening to things in time which would otherwise be wasted.
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    (Original post by Farm_Ecology)
    Idiocracy was a fun film, but anyone who takes it as a way of describing our future is as mindless as the people the film criticises.

    People are reading more, lay people are getting more interested in science and technology, and social media is allowing new ideas to flourish like wildfire.

    To say that people are blindly following the media when most peoole get their news from social media is insane. This ie probably thr best time to live in for alternative ideas to spread.

    This is the kind of thinking where people will take photos of people staring at their devices to upload on facebook, ridiculing them as mindless, while those they are insulting are reading, watching and listening to things in time which would otherwise be wasted.
    Is that so? No one I know or have met is interested in science (and they are lay people) and they even stigmatize me for talking about it. What you are talking about is geeks and nerds, not lay people. The only thing the lay people I know are interested in is relationships, sex and parties. I wouldn't be complaining like this if everyone around me wasn't completely disinterested in science or logical thinking of any kind. What's more, these very people hate reading, never read books and call me a nerd for reading books. They are also not interested in new ideas. All they can talk about is men (the women anyway), fashion and sex and the keep watching shows like Sex and the City and when I watch the Discovery Channel, people call me boring and move away from me. Everyone I know wastes half their day browsing Facebook, reading magazines, and clucking like chickens talking bad behind other people's backs. I hear no intelligent conversation out of these people whatsoever. These are middle-aged people with jobs. These are people I meet everywhere. I see this stupidity everywhere. No one I meet is remotely intelligent or intellectual.

    Like I said, if you don't see these people in your life, then you must be living in a very nice neighborhood, or you must be frequenting the top intelligent people in society. I wrote this thread because everywhere I go and everyone I meet is supremely shallow and dumb, including software engineers. I wouldn't be complaining like this out of nothing.

    No, these people watch tv, they watch the news, they read physical magazines and they don't use social media (they don't use Youtube or forums or whatever, they just use the internet to look up information and to perhaps find the occasional gossip on their favorite soap like 'Mistresses' ).

    For as far as I have experienced for more than 15 years now, society is exactly as I described above. No one is interested in science, physics, sociology, economics, anything! People don't want to think. I keep getting barked at to "chill dude" and I get annoyed every time people say this crap. I know that I am far more intelligent than all these sheep out there and it is very frustrating.
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    Here are a few example situations where these lay people annoy me and show dumb behavior:

    them: "Hey, could you look up the opening hours for that bar, thanks"
    me: "Ok, hold on"
    them: (1 minute later) "What is taking you so long!! I wanna go!! Come on!!"
    me: "but that bar is not that familiar and it requires a special kind of query on Google and.."
    them: "I don't care!! I wanna go out!! Now!! Come on!!"

    me: "Could you please turn off the radio, I'm trying to read and study"
    them: "Dude chill, you're boring!!"

    them: "What the **** are you watching?!"
    me: "Animals. I love animals. This is Discovery"
    them: "Dude, change that ****! I wanna watch the fashion channel!"

    me: "Hey, look at the moon. Don't you wonder what physics are behind it?"
    them: "Uh, no. You're a freak"

    me: "Could you please turn off that annoying music? It's brainless"
    them: "Move to the rhythm, you big boring ****! Yeah!! Wooh!!"
    me: "Sigh.."

    them: "Could you teach me English?"
    me: (proceeds to teach them English by starting with 10 simple words in English)
    them: "Uh, never mind, I don't care anymore. You're teaching is too hard"

    them: "Hey, my boss gave me this one website where I could check my food stamp balance. Can you check it out?"
    me: "Ok, it looks like you have to register an account and connect it to your current card"
    them: "What?! So much trouble for a stupid balance check?! Forget it!"

    them: (paying the check for lunch) "How much was yours?"
    me: "Mine was $2.10"
    them: "Uh, how much was mine?"
    me: "It says right there on the receipt.."
    them: "**** off, I don't feel like reading that. Come on, I wanna know!"
    me: "Yours was $5.85"
    them: "Yeah? So how much is it then? Come on, I don't have all day"
    me: "Just add it up.."
    them: "**** off! I'm not good with math!"

    I could go on. These people make life quite depressing. Even better, these people don't even know how to take a train..
 
 
 
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