luka

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Just like you can't be a professional athlete without taking drugs maybe you can't be part of the modern world without medication you'd just go loopy loo, have a breakdown. The demands are too great.

This is my theory. I don't need the prescription drugs but that's because I live in some weird bubble if I was in an office I'd jump through the window screaming
 

sadmanbarty

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As is well documented here, I’ve increasingly come to realise me trying to establish a relationship with the outside world is untenable. There may come a time where people like me are medicated.
 

luka

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Don't worry we're secretly congratulating ourselves on not working in an office
 

yyaldrin

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on our last summer "event" they hired a film crew and they even had a drone. all in order to make a flashy movie for us to cherish the beautiful day we had together.
 

luka

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Get really good at music then work composing stuff for shampoo commercials. ... that's the easy way

Otherwise sit on the street in the freezing cold with a typewriter like a Dickensian street urchin
 

minikomi

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Interesting that before sedatives and sadness took a hold, the idea of "machine with a voice" was essentially a party favour and no more..
There's examples of where the outlandishness of the sound was simply funny


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LieZVD4fDbA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKfyEOPYNo8

Or perhaps, in a kind of broken-furby/bent speak'n'spell way, a way to conjure up a babbling childish nonsense..

But these are all examples of the other end of the spectrum.
Teally machine as voice rather than the post-autotune voice emulating machine.
Still, Pre-Autotune, that sounded very different.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT4yvlcMqo4
 

sadmanbarty

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I’ve never seen a minikoni post before I don’t think.

Brilliant return mini! Expanding the scope of the conversation.
 

sadmanbarty

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Babbling childish nonsense
That continues to today. Autotune has infantilised rap and dancehall.

This xanex culture is connected to our infantilised culture more broadly. Adults watching marvel films. People not affording to be able to move out of their parents house. Infantilised politics
 

sadmanbarty

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Minis post also fits in with my-now classic-aphorism “the only thing that distinguishes innovation from novelty is whether people copy it or not”.
 

sadmanbarty

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John Connor is an unborn child in the first film and a boy in the 2nd. Machines inherently infantilise us in relation to them. They’re more rational, smarter, more capeBle. They don’t follow whims. It’s the psychology by which we’ll cede control your our machine overlords.

Our whole culture’s an expression of this mentality.
 

sadmanbarty

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The increasingly maternal future plays into this. Alexa’s a 1950’s subservient domestic goddess mum. The w
womb thread is about this. Rappers all turning into women.

It’s not the same as the hyper masculine, paternal future of terminator 2 and jungle.
 
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