It often strikes me that the world is going to hell in rather a rapid way. In fact, I can often be heard to say, on hearing Ke$ha‘s “music”, that life is barely worth living.
I had another moment like that last night.
I figured out I could now watch TV shows downloaded from the web on my PS3. Not such a bad thing, you might imagine, but think about it:
Someone at the ABC has converted lots of TV shows into digital streams and loaded them on their website. That content is sent through the wires to my modem, which then transmits them wirelessly through my living room. My playstation picks them up and then sends it through a special cable to my TV.
Can you possibly imagine the brain-power and tireless work that has gone into getting all of that stuff to work? It’s collossol, and all just so I can watch an old episode of Black Books.
It strikes me that a society that can get all that to work, but can’t be bothered to fix the environment, public schools or Aboriginal health, has some serious personality problems.
We’re all f**ked, I tell you.