pop culture only ever uses quantum science for one of two things
1. as a way to make a character sound smart by having them talk about it, often giving incorrect information as a result - see Big Bang Theory and Sheldon explaining that Schrodinger’s Cat is an “explanation of Copenhagen theorem” and claiming that the cat truly is both dead and alive until the box is opened and the superpositions collapse when the true point of Schrodinger’s Cat was to criticize the Copenhagen theorem and showcase the inherent absurdity of assuming macroscale objects can exist in multiple states simultaneously
2. as a way to explain weird bullshit. oftentimes writers just throw ‘quantum mechanics’ at the wall if they have no other way to justify some weird multiverse-shit or weird magic-shit or weird future-shit - see Bioshock Infinite and Elizabeth materializing shit out of thin air “because quantum science”
all of this makes quantum science seem incomprehensible to the layman (it’s not) or unexplainably magical (it’s not), and it’s just frustrating to see an extremely interesting and fundamentally surreal branch of science being treated like it’s some hocus-pocus shit that “even Albert Einstein couldn’t comprehend!” (he died before they were able to fully comprehend quantum entanglement. he totally could have comprehended it if he didn’t beef it before they figured it all out)
I just found this, and I have to laugh because of how incredibly accurate it is (well, except the fact that it uses the original Elizabeth model).
You may be the one doing the shooting, but she’s the one running around finding med kits and salts to keep your ass alive. She’s the one making decisions on where to go, coming up with strategies, and opening the tears just so your broad-chested self can get past a locked gate. Never is all of this more apparent than when playing the game in 1999 mode (especially if you’re trying to do so without buying anything from a Dollar Bill vending machine).
So thank you, Elizabeth, for putting up with Booker’s shit.
it’s so funny to me when people try to use the “but 3d animation is hard :-(” excuse to justify the rapunzel clones because like. while that’s true, that’s not the reason why they all look alike. it’s for marketing. disney could afford to pay for an extra modeler or two to fix the faces if they really wanted to. like do you people realize how many billions of dollars disney makes in a year? do people even realize how massive of a corporation disney is
i live in florida so i know about this but i don’t know how well known this is outside of florida, but. disney literally owns a town in florida. no joke. a whole town populated by 8000 people right next to disney world. it’s called celebration and disney founded it in the ‘90s and it’s fucking creepy. everything about the town was carefully crafted by disney to make it as picturesque as possible. almost every single thing in the town, every piece of architecture and every sign and manhole cover and streetlight. all designed by people hired by disney. even the houses. people are only allowed to paint their houses disney-approved colors in celebration so that they don’t ruin the art design. they hire people to work there like they hire people to work at disney world. they’re considered actors. disney literally tried to create this fucking creepy americana utopia like columbia from bioshock infinite or some shit but in real life. this place is real. it exists. it’s like an hour and a half away from my house