hey lads what that theory/whatever that technology increases at increasingly smaller interludes throughout history? and that we're close to a species changing breakthrough.
eg. technology increased more and quicker from 1500-1700 than it from 0 AD - 1500
probably made a pigs ear of explaining it but hopefully one of you recognises what i mean.
I read the news today oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure
If he was from the House of Lords
I'd love to tuuuuurn youuuuuu oooon........
Really if anything it's declining
There was a huge boom in the early 20th century which reached its peak in the 40-60s, then has been slowing down ever since.
Now most new technology is far from the completely revolutionary and mover stuff we saw in the 50s
Hitchens was on a panel discussing religion, known force of evil
>"Is there anybody here who believes in God?"
>nervous silence from the audience
>"I ask again, otherwise I think my job here is even easier than I assumed it would be."
>the audience laughs nervously
>"Is there anyone here who believes in the divinity of the Muslim, Christian or Jewish religions, and the word of its biblical teachings?"
>guy raises hands
>the audience, shocked, stares at him with a look on their faces similar to one you'd give a man about to be executed
>"How dare you. I repeat, how DARE you submit to this heavenly totalitarianism, this celestial North Korea! I assume you'd kill your children if God commanded you to?"
>the audience cheers, claps and yells in unison, a festival of mockery ensues. A loud laughter can be heard from those who are already familiar with the Hitch and knew what to expect. The guy is not given a chance to reply or elaborate on his specific theological views because who cares he's probably stupid anyway. Religion is deemed too stupid for discussion, that particular segment of the entire event is uploaded separately on youtube under the title "Hitchens absolutely fucking OWNS stupid religious audience member who thinks Islam is peaceful" by the user ReasonAndScience. Hitch is hailed as one of the greatest orators since Cicero. Atheism prevails, Religion fails, sorry, deal with it, bye bye.
WWII necessitated a lot of new technology
population increase + globalisation + un led to more
60s to 80s everyone was too busy trying to avert global thermonuclear war
90s onward has been quite boring but the scientific advances we've been reaching past couple of years are quite staggering especially regarding genetics
women just can't resist putting themselves in every photo
i still managed to make friends in a situation like that, though i had tonnes of mutual friends with them and they were all rugby playing lads too.
i'd really hate to be in a course where you don't fit in like that. it's not even that you're unpopular, it's just your brand of humour and enjoyment is considered too immature or whatever.
Most fields have seen little actual advancement, just expansion of existing technologies and ideas
Genetics has seen a lot of work yes, but since the 90s there has been little major advancement in this
Consumer technology is dominant by far.
>you will never go back to 2000-2006
Mum bought me socks with a green stripe down the side. Genuinely had to throw them straight in the bin which she wasn't too happy with. I don't wear socks that aren't black black because I'm not a fucking hipster faggot
I wish I could go back to 2000-2006 and just walk down the street and play my old vidya in that mysterious time
Wew lads, just think how good it'll be when the children of Polish immigrants grow up. Full benefits of looking like a slav without the obvious drawbacks of growing up in a slavic country and having a shitty meme-tier accent. There's gunna be some real qts about the place (and they still won't be my gf).
I mean just minor improvement
Like if someone from 1950 came to today, they probably would be able to us wears down things fairly quick, while if someone from 1899 came to 1950 it would be incredible for them all the changes.
oh that's even worse. a lot of the people i knew had this really self-satisfied "mature humour" where they basically read a new yorker and thought they were top shit for sort of getting the cartoon.
if you cracked any sort of slightly risque joke, they'd look at you like you just kicked an orphans crutches out from under him. it basically just got to a point where i just thought "oh fuck you then" and stopped trying until the met the lads.
They'll be too racist to go for dark-skinned men, so unless they're raped (fairly likely) then we'll be fine.
Really? I've lived in a farming area where there's lots of Poles (and other Eastern Euros) but most of them seem to be in their early 30s and have young children. Not seen any 2nd gen Poles my age yet.
>while if someone from 1899 came to 1950 it would be incredible for them all the changes.
not really. everything that existed in the 50s had origins to the late 19th century and earlier.
>visual and sound recordings
1899 had it all, just simpler.
everything is just a minor improvement of something a few decades before it.
someone from 1799 is more likely to be shocked as none of those things existed.
>Without sounding arrogant, their humour is immature
On the verge of civil war. The opposition party won't accept the election result and are pulling together a militia for a coup, there are bodies in the streets of the capital, the African Union were going to send peacekeepers in but the president said he'd treat them as an invading force.
>He began by defining the known technology in 1 AD as a unit and showed that it had doubled in 1500, doubled again in 1750 and again in 1900. According to Anderla the next doubling only took fifty years, then ten, seven and finally six leading up to the year 1973. If Anderla is correct, the amount of human knowledge in 1973 was 128 times greater than in the year 1 AD.
yes thats it. cheers lad.
Saw a girl down the road. Looked like she'd cracked her head open. Didn't know what to do so I just took a detour and avoided her all together. Wish I was a big strong man with protective instincts more powerful than my self-consciousness.
Way way more has gone in to the public model than those dev models. They've literally been saying for months to be expecting a big price tag. People are real stupid.
Also they are selling at cost so it's not greed
>the African Union were going to send peacekeepers in but the president said he'd treat them as an invading force.
Now that is an odd reaction, assuming the president in question is the one who won the election that the rebels are kicking off about.
As far as the union is concerned he is the legitimate democratically elected president and they are there to quash rebellion, so why would he refuse the help?
Well based Samsung will be releasing a VR headset let's see what they price it at.
>Also they are selling at cost so it's not greed
Now tell me about the six trillion who died, you stupid goy.
All of these things either would have existed back then as well in some form or are not related to technology
I'm not saying "woah things are exactly the same!" But really he would recognize and be able to understand everything in our lives with little issue.
yeh but all that technology had a basis, even if it was theoretical, during the 50s. If you asked a kid in the 50s what life now would be like it would sure as fuck include computers, space travel and cord-less hand-held devices that can do all kinds of shit - as evidenced in sci-fi media from that time.
music in the 50s was in a state of flux too, a break away from the traditional orchestral and big-band music and the birth of rock and roll.
ask a kid from 1750 and you'd get a utterly different answer.
Well of course a dead dicked yank would defend his masters.
VR is doomed to fail anyway.
You need to render everything twice so performance is hit really fucking hard.
I have no fucking idea how consoles plan to do it. Looks like we'll be gaming at a "silky smooth" 12 fps.
Literal child who knows nothing about technology
>he thinks the tech to get a realistic 3d world into a headset is cheap.
Unreal. It's 1st gen of something that's never been done. It's expensive
>Dev models are literally half the price of the final version
>They already made billions on these
>Facebook bought them for 2 billion
Do I think a plastic helmet with two mobile phone screens in it with the phone compass module nestled in the middle would be cheaper than that joke of a price that we all knew facefook would bend the consumer over for? Well I am a smart man, so yes.
>Devs literally said it would cost $350 during development
>"Why did u all expect it to b cheaper than $600 are u dumb or somethin?"
advertising is literally the most worthless, blue pilled shite you could possible want to discuss
take your own out of the fucking cultural quagmire and STOP watching fucking TV you utter philistine
There have been no major advancements in physics since the 50s
People are too memorized by how glitzy and clogged with consumer products everything is, like what do you think ha a bigger impact on the world? The Airplane and the Computer, or smartphones and video games.
>Women are more than just a hole
It will never be anything more than a neat gimmick. Only first-person and porn games will vastly benefit from it. Until they manage to create a controller that makes the game more immersive, it's always just going to be two screens strapped to your head with 3D audio.
They've been saying that's their ballpark price point since day 1 of development.
They've taken something that's concept was VR for the masses and turned it into a plaything for the 1%
And recent stuff by and large is a lot less revolutionary
Decoding the human genome is the biggest advancement
Tbh it's even more depressing when you go exactly 50 years back for each, so 1966, 1916
>They've taken something that's concept was VR for the masses and turned it into a plaything for the 1%
>You need to be able to run a game at 95fps on TWO SCREENS for a rift to work.
Holy shit forget that. I wanted to play stuff stuff a bit more graphically intense than minesweeper.
>the fate of foreign countries....yes, this concerns me, very much so
Proof they've been saying that? All I see id tweets saying to expect it to be a good bit higher than the development kits because of stuff that's gone in to it.
They literally came out and said 1500 for the headset and a computer capable of running it
Bet the people complaining about this happily agree to a 800 quid contract for the same iPhone with a slightly bigger screen
Yeah it's just facefuck jewing the consumer yet again. Let's hope this Xbone tier blunder is mocked by cheaper alternatives and facebook goes at a loss for both their joke of a product and the 2 billion they paid to ruin a good product with potential.
>They won't, not like it matters.
>Hopefully there won't be a next-gen.
8 hours a day on minimum wage gets you just over £1k a month
even with bills and tax and rent you could easily save £500 in a few months and thats picking up boxes in the back of tesco
>It costs £500 for a plastic version of this.
finding and proving certain things expands knowledge and spurs research which then causes more advancement.
like I said, it hasn't culminated in anything like the hydrogen bomb but it hasn't exactly been 50 years of thumb twiddling.
yeah I can imagine the type of people who would actually be motivated to buy something upon having seen an advert
>Home Counties Middle Class Aspirant types, toned down Katie Hopkins (not necessarily in women either)
the thought disgusts me and its compounded by the fact that there are quite a few of these types perusing /brit/ as we speak.
>Literally missing the point.
You'll learn when you move out of your parents house and have rent and bills that there's so many things that £500 could be spent on instead.
£500 isn't a lot of money, but having £500 of spare money is a luxury.
>Bet the people complaining about this happily agree to a 800 quid contract for the same iPhone with a slightly bigger screen
No anon, what part of anti jew greed is confusing you?
The fuck is wrong with you? My rent is 350 a month for a flat with my mate, I earn over 500 a week, it's really not a lot of money. My bank account is going up and up. Throw 500 at clothes all the time
I sense a poor?
>He's a shill on a Tibetan McDonalds forum
>He defends jewry
>This is his job
>He takes his job very seriously
>Mummy won't give me £500 to buy a toy
Lads should I spend £500 on a children's toy or a new clutch for my car so I can get to work?
>I use objects which emit microwaves which fry my precious seed and render me infertile
Why bother when their primary concern is profit and there's a whole population of people trained to buy into the latest status symbol. they will happily pay a premium for an inferior device as long as it's the most socially acceptable device.
you absolute retard, all of those posts were made by riley
he's not a shill, just an autist
How about these, you hook nosed bastard?
>Implying that 500GBP isn't absolutely worth a rift AND a fucking truckfull of tendies
I have never managed to accumulate more than 30 or so at one time desu, he's been a very good boy obviously
they charge that because people will pay it anyway
no point slapping on a price tag that nobody is willing to pay, they spend millions on modelling data to arrive at the best retail price
>there are people here RIGHT NOW who don't go to a Russell Group Uni