January 30, 2016

The rise of stupidity

"What scares me the most? Stupidity," he said, adding that a simple overview of comments on the Internet will uncover "this massive, naked onslaught of stupidity."
Sure, but do we really need a film director to point this out?  Twitter launched the daily death of trillions of brain cells, even for those who don't use it, yet have to endure news that's based on nothing more than what one prat tweeted to another prat.  
Maybe this is what the end of civilisation looks like. 
He's wrong about science fiction writers not predicting the internet, plenty did, and most particularly  William Gibson, Neuromancer. 

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-01-werner-herzog-blasts-stupid-social.html#jCp

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