Thank heavens we live in a country where that is what one considers reasonable fear and not roving bands of gangs that rape and steal, diseased water that you have to carry back from a polluted stream, or dying from childhood diseases because vaccines are non-existent.
@jchrisgilmore , I agree with you completely and I'm super thankful that I live in a first world country but also since all of the things listed in the comic are real things we should be worried about, they're probably gonna be a much bigger problem in the long run than the unfortunate events of the day to day lives of individuals who are currently less fortunate than us.
@jchrisgilmore , saw the tree, missed the forest
@KiritoSAOHero , what high minded ideals. Let the poor of the world suffer now. We need to fix the problems of EVERYONE for the greater good. Your problems are trivial by comparison.
@Donald Drumpf, toppling a tree is something one person can constructively contribute to. If one person wants to fell a forest, they burn it down. Perhaps that’s the goal of both sides. Tactics of fear in society exhaust me.
@jchrisgilmore , I have less than zero idea of what you just said
I want this as a sequel or alt universe: IT ushers in a utopia in order to guarantee a supply of food, not out of kindness but because it wants to survive.
Wouldn't he just turn into an old man in a suit?
@HellboyPerlman, he'd turn into student loans
Wish he could eat this globalist POS.
@Captain Swordsman, I’m not worrried about the globe! I LIVE IN AMERICA THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
@liberachi , yeah, because not wanting the entire world to try to turn into one big country is exactly the same as only caring about America and nowhere else. Since you're such a moron, I'm going to assume that sarcasm escape to you and explain it to you. What I'm saying is you're wrong and an idiot.
@Captain Swordsman, well that’s good thank you for explaining the joke to me because I forgot I had to do that myself for people like you and now you’re triggered
You realize that was not the point you miserable pathetic welp right? The point was that we’ve ruined this world and will have to sit and wait until people like you die out to fix it
And that fact is much scarier than a clown with messed up teeth
@liberachi , huehuehue sounds like you should be shooting up your school instead of browsing on your phone, kid
@Captain Swordsman, nah I’m good, I’ll just take pride in knowing people like you will die out sooner because you’ll be too busy getting salty over sociolital progress and actually literally trying to have sex with your guns to take care of yourselves
But you have fun with “teh globalists teekin yer jerbs”
@liberachi , look dude you can't just say things like "you miserable pathetic whelp" and "we'll have to wait for people like you to die off so we can fix the world" to adults and expect them not to treat you like the 14 tear old RPG supervillain wanna be that you are. Oh and define "sociolitical progress for me". Protip: change =/= progress. Yes progress requires change but change doesn't necessarily mean progress. Maybe you'll understand this when you grow up.
@Captain Swordsman, don’t take the moral high ground it doesn’t look good on you
You started the comment chain by calling a fictional character “globalist piece of S***”
@liberachi , I don't need to take what you gave me from the start. Oh and technically you started the comment chain when you replied to my original comment.
@Captain Swordsman, this might be the dumbest conversation I've ever seen
@TR8R, yeah that's what happens when liberachi gets involved.
@liberachi , you definitely got the short end of the triggered stick, bud. You're the one that seems to be upset about a fictional character having bad things wished upon them.
I agree with Pennywise. Neo-Marxists are terrifying.
Yes no borders now whi cares about what kind if people come to our countries
Yeah humanity sucks get used to it
I'm a sheep?
Trying too hard
I genuinely think that if you were to hop into a time machine and jump just 1,000 years into the future, you'll have a pretty good chance of arriving on a planet devoid of humans.
Within the next two centuries, we are going to be facing at least three separate potential galactic filters, and I'm not confident we are going to survive them.
I don't think overpopulation or nuclear war are the two that will succeed, though. I think it's going to be technology. When we have perfected AI, and we have automated all jobs, all most of us will have to occupy our time will be constant entertainment. Look at the upcoming movie Ready Player One and I think we may have the most realistic portrayal of the future.
If we could all have a holodeck and a replicator in our homes, most of us would never leave.
@I Are Lebo, *Ready Player One. But yea you make a good point. That's currently my favorite novel and I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie.
@Sexy Homunculus, would you suggest I read the book before or after seeing the movie?
@I Are Lebo, now that I think about it it might be better to read the book after seeing the movie. I personally loved the book because of the technology portrayed in it and the myriad of pop culture references, which the latter won't be quite as numerous in the film due to copyright and royalties issues. It looks like they've at least captured the technological aspect of the novel, but there's a lot more to the story besides that. I think the movie itself will be good but I'm not sure how good of an adaptation it'll be. I've always loved Jurassic Park and Scott Pilgrim, and when I went back and read the source materials for each I was shocked at how much had been changed or entirely cut out from the films. Something tells me Ready Player One will face something similar. Either way though the book is amazing and I'd still recommend checking it out sometime
@Sexy Homunculus, I ask because that's always been a touchy subject for me. I used to be a big reader, and I'm now working in the film industry (I'm a screenwriter and my brother is a producer). I've seen so many garbage adaptations of books, and even the good adaptations are usually disappointing.
Eragon was a terrible movie, The Golden Compass movie was unwatchable, etc.
I was so disappointed by Life of Pi on the big screen, and the same goes for Ender's Game. I loved both of those books. I couldn't even make myself watch The Giver, because I adored that book and I wouldn't risk that being ruined for me.
I also think the Hunger Games and Harry Potter were for the most part poorly portrayed on film. (Both getting worse with every sequel)
In fact, the only book adaptation I can remember liking more than the book itself was Fight Club. The ending of the movie was much more satisfying, as was the grand plot involved.
But I am the type of person who watched The Lord of the Rings and
proceeded to bitch about all of the inconsistencies for months after watching each movie in theatres.
@I Are Lebo, I see what you mean. I think when it comes to adapting books into films it really depends on the nature of the story and who's working on it. There are some books that based on their story or how it's presented can be very difficult if not impossible to adapt properly, and if you've got someone like Michael Bay who's only in it for the money rather than someone who knows the story and is trying to find the best way to translate it to the screen then it's most likely going to turn out terrible.
@I Are Lebo, Right now the only example I can think of where I thought the movie was better than the book was 300. A big part of that is it's the kind of story that's a lot easier to enjoy being told through moving pictures rather than reading text on still images, but I also liked how they extended and added in some scenes in the film so it would flow better (the queen's speech to rally troops in Sparta toward the end of the film wasn't in the book but it worked well in the film). And while I wouldn't say 300 is a "good" movie it was a very entertaining one - at least it was for me, I know not everyone enjoys it
@Sexy Homunculus, Sin City was also very honest to the source material, but that was adapted from a graphic novel, which is a little different.
@I Are Lebo, I think the only way to survive the mass automation of all jobs is to educate people and have them become passionate about a subject that they can pursue for fun.
For example, even if every biochemistry related job was taken I would still learn about biochemistry and do things with it simply because it’s fun.
If we don’t instill the desire for knowledge and enjoyment in learning in our children then they might just be happy living in a video game instead of the real world
@ajr12100, I think the vast majority will go that route regardless of what their government does, including the banning of such technology. They'll just turn towards the black market for it.
On the one hand, hard work for a long period of time with no guarantee of success or accolades, on the other hand, literally infinite fantasy worlds specifically designed to be the most enjoyable experiences for you, and are made to be overcome.
Only the most ambitious people will have lives outside of the game, and some of them will aim that ambition towards being the best AT the games.