ultimate technology

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Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998)

“First there was darkness. Then came the strangers. They were a race as old as time itself. They had mastered the ultimate technology. The ability to alter physical reality by will alone. They called this ability “Tuning”. But they were dying. Their civilization was in decline, and so they abandoned their world seeking a cure for their own mortality. Their endless journey brought them to a small, blue world in the farthest corner of the galaxy. Our world. Here they thought they had finally found what they had been searching for.”

anonymous asked:

OKAY do you have any like.......specific lesbian pidge headcanons about how she's Gay and Trans and Loves Girls because I need more of that choice content

You can bet your ten gallon hat I do

  • Pidge Loves Nessie and insists that Nessie is her girlfriend. It was a spring wedding, and Lance wasn’t invited because he doesn’t understand the depths (pfft) of their love.
  • Pidge: (out to lunch) Hi, can I order a LGBT sandwich? Extra lettuce and tomato please :)
  • Pidge loves Bad Puns so when she tries to flirt she’s… oh my god she’s kind of like Lance but almost worse… “I could really use a gal paladin :/ Wanna volunteer? ;)”
    • Can you imagine Lance trying to take Pidge under his wing… This would go really well or really poorly, it depends on how much effort Lance actually puts into it.
  • Constantly refers to everyone as ‘Harold’
    • Shiro: Pidge, do you understand the plan?
    • Pidge: Of course Harold…
  • Pidge voice: Fuck off Mattie, I’m a solid futch.
    • Can you imagine like 13 year old Pidge taking test after test trying to see where she lands on the femme-butch scale lmao
  • Pidge is a Girl Lover but she’s not really ready to Love Girls yet. Meaning, she knows she’s a lesbian, and she does find girls attractive, but she’s not ready to date, y’know?? She needs to emotionally mature a little bit more… She’s a baby.
    • That being said, where Pidge lacks a physical girlfriend, she makes up for with technology. The Castle is her girlfriend, and they’re very happy together.
  • Pidge is a Holt which tells me she most likely will be… an embarrassingly loving girlfriend. She has more ‘I love my gf memes’ saved than pictures of, her gf.
  • Pidge has set all of her social media profile pics to the “I, am a lesbean” meme. She owns it on a shirt.
  • Finding her family takes precedence over getting a girlfriend so Pidge is kind of… reserved? I guess when it comes to other ladies. Technology is ultimately her One True Love at the moment. Like, Pidge is very (rips off jacket to reveal a shirt that says ‘I LOVE GIRLS’) but she’s also still easily distracted by robots… lmao
  • That being said if Team Voltron ever runs into a teenager who spends all her time trying to hack the Galra empire… 
    • (Pidge voice) Life goals or wife girls, amirite??? Also Lance if you try to flirt with her I will taser you. I-I’m not jealous, shut up!!! That’s not even- I don’t even know what a girl is! I just don’t want you to, um, distract her while we’re working together… under the stars… hacking Zarkon’s ugly droids… looking for my family together……. SHUT UP, LANCE. STOP LAUGHING. I hate this quiznaking family so much.

RM Appreciation | Day 5 | “Gajah Lyrics Analysis” 

so allkpop, in an article about the song, stated “Gajah" is a song about today’s citizens who are at a loss due to too many choices provided by the information age, advising them to just do what they want to do. The MV contains a unique storyline told through 3D animation graphics.

the important excerpt from this is the “just do what they want to do”… esp since this is Namjoon, we can anticipate a focus on the societal pressures to conform and identity confusion.

((ok these lyrics are hard, and i worry that some things are unclear because of how korean translates into english. unfortunately there might be some inaccuracies in my analysis.))

Life just, just Comes thru
We ain’t never ever want to
Everyone’s an involuntary player
You don’t choose life
Chose you
The world is monochrome pretending to be colourful
Cuz everything so grey
The night is much longer than the Nile River
Our sadness is a grey area

He’s saying that because you don’t get to choose to live chose, at least choose to be you. “Everyone’s an involuntary prayer” *sigh* a really beautiful way to say we’re all involuntary wishes granted by God. Now, when he refers to life I’m confused. I assume he means the current state of life – a life in the “information age” where people are bombarded by advertising and brainwashing of what is ideal and perfect and what networks you must take part in to be happy… and he describes this general state of life as “grey” as something that pretends to be beautiful and interesting but really is lifeless. And now the last two lines… I’ll again assume something and say that this is cause and effect. Because we are trapped in these “grey lives” we become depressed, caught in a night longer than the Nile.

There’s only one thing certain about this complicated world
That your state and mine are washed up by life
A thing like fate decides our value
It’s always pressuring us to buy loneliness
If you’re often in dissonance with the world
We’re like the black piano keys
What’s certain is that you’re only part of a piano
Please sit down and play the black keys

We out in dangerous waters my dude because it’s all in korean now and Namjoon is so fucking poetic that I’m extra worried about the ease of the translation. Esp line 2. I suppose he might mean that one thing is certain, that we are all somewhat ruined by this state of the world ((again assuming that life is used in the context of ‘the current world’)). Fate as in where we end up in life and how we are set up for that future ((aka to whom and where we are born)) thus determines our value to the world. “Pressuring us to buy loneliness” because buying into this “technology age” ultimately isolates us from what is genuine and really when everything around you is ingenuine, now matter how “full” your life is you will feel alone. Then he goes into a really pretty metaphor about being a black key on a keyboard, and allowing yourself to be that dissonance ((sorta musicians with something to prove might feel the need to complain about this. if it makes you feel better, I will phrase this as “the world is C Major, be the accidental keys to a C Major world”)). 

Think about it
Will you become a star or a starfish
No disrespect for starfish
But if you want a fish, be selfish
If you looked into the mirror this morning
Think hard on what you thought about
And then look and tell yourself again
You fight for yourself
You raise me up for yourself

Okay so here is the line people have enjoyed joking about. “Star or starfish”. If you think about it, its really quite brainless (no pun intended but–). become a star, someone great, or become a starfish, a creature without a brain that blindly exists. he’s just playing on words. and then he’s like “sure no disrespect to people who aren’t looking to be great, but if you’re gonna be a fish, be selfish. aka still be yourself”. This line – If you looked into the mirror this morning
Think hard on what you thought about – 
I love. We look at ourselves in the morning and we think on our flaws, we think on how we might fit in and look right. He tells us to fight for ourselves, to fight for the courage and right to be who we are. 


So I might be reaching in some parts, but I did understand a good 80%. I will never stop being impressed with Namjoon’s lyrical talent. I loved his verse. A lot. Hopefully this helped you all to appreciate it too.

btstrans


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Technology master Bakura is fine and dandy and all

But I’m more of a fan of the idea that 3000-5000 years stuck in a ring caused Bakura to have the ultimate case of technologically illiterate grandma

For example

“Marik why can’t I go on the Internet”

“Because your laptop is updating”

“What does that have to do with anything”

“It’s updating. You have to wait until it’s done.”

“Wait. I’ll just turn it off and on. That usually works.”

“Bakura no!”

“wHY IS IT BEEPING AT ME???”

“BECAUSE YOU- oh, forget it.”

Mankind has not reached the stage of ultimate technological perfection. There is ample room for further progress and for further improvement of the standards of living. The creative and inventive spirit subsists….But it flourishes only where there is economic freedom.
—  Ludwig Von Mises (1881-1973) Austrian economist.  
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Evil: God isn’t interested in technology. He cares nothing for the microchip or the silicon revolution. Look how he spends his time, forty-three species of parrots! Nipples for men!

Robert: Slugs.

Evil: Slugs! HE created slugs! They can’t hear. They can’t speak. They can’t operate machinery. Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?

-”Time Bandits”

I Thought You Were Different (Part 12/?) (Rogers/Stark/Barton x reader)

Part 11

“I’m taking (Y/N) home, you two can take the other jet,” Steve said with a complacent smile, waiting for the inevitable argument from either Tony or Clint as to why that was a terrible idea.  When it didn’t come from either, he was surprised; when it came from you, he couldn’t believe what he was hearing.

“I think you should take Tony.  I can ride with Clint.”

“Why can’t Tony take (Y/N), and I can ride with Steve?” Clint protested.

The opposition was loud and came from all three, only solidifying your resolve that your way was how it was going to be.  “I am going with Clint, and that’s final,” you snapped.  “Oh, don’t you all look at me like that.  I know exactly what happened in this hallway, and I’m shutting it down once and for all.  This is the only way that I can be sure that Barton will make it home alive.”

“(Y/N), come on, we wouldn’t-“ Tony said but you cut him off almost immediately.

“Tony, I might not be able to stand on my own just yet, but don’t think for one second that I can’t still kick your ass.”

Keep reading

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Often, your name is WENDY TESTABURGER. However, in this particular moment, and a number of others to follow, your name is WENDYL TESTABURGER.

You are quite the SOCIAL ACTIVIST, or at least you were before Earth was destroyed. You now spend your time as your session’s SYLPH OF SPACE, keeping the balance and harmony between your fellow players to the best of your ability. Beyond that, you are tasked with the creation of the GENESIS FROG. Your primary problem in this task is that all present frogs suffer from DEBILITATING NEUROTOXINS, because your planet is drenched with HIGHLY-LETHAL LIQUID MERCURY. You were unable to leave your house for a week after the start of your session without alchemizing the what you call the ULTIMATE OPUS in TRANSGENDER TECHNOLOGY, the MATERBINDER.

Almost all of your FELLOW PLAYERS have refused to listen to you or even offer you help. Only two are truly concerned with your VILE AND BURDENING PLIGHT. Your HERO OF LIFE has worked tirelessly to keep the FLORA AND FAUNA of your planet alive, and your HERO OF HEART oversees your frog-breeding. The Hero of Heart was once your boyfriend, but things turned quite sour.

They always do.

Although you work hard on this one task, it cannot compare to your civic duty: Keeping tabs on the HERO OF TIME. If you can even call him that. If left to his own devices, he will ultimately DESTROY THE SESSION ITSELF. And a good SYLPH cannot allow that.

You are known as the SWEETEST AND MOST CARING boy in the session. You are also falsely known as the MOST INCOMPETENT, leaving you wondering why you stick your neck out for everyone sometimes when they always  take your help for granted. Your shitcode is radiatingMidwife, And you make Sure to idEntify your emphasis WherEver you deem It nEcessary.

*crosses fingers for Wendyl to return next season*

The ultimate in meat-cooking technology would be some kind of radiation flash that carbonizes the outermost micron of a piece of meat while not raising the temperature inside

Ford/Pacifica Headcanons

Because I love the idea of these two having a father figure/daughter figure relationship too much. Some ideas loosely inspired off of the Family AU.

  • Stan often finds Ford fast asleep in the living room chair, Pacifica snuggled beside him, his arm around her.
  • They’re both movie fanatics, even once cleared out the whole living room just so they could watch one movie the minute it came out on DVD.
  • Pacifica’s rather fond of his labcoat, whenever she’s scared/upset or even confident she’d cling onto it, hiding part of  her body behind it.
  • While Mabel is the one who ultimately introduces Ford to technology, Pacifica buys him his first phone and he’s extremely confused by it.
  • At first, Ford is slightly reluctant about bringing her on supernatural hunting/adventures, but after one incident that required her to save him, he starts training her to fight.
  • Pacifica loves all his stories from the portal and listens ritually to all of them.
  • After learning about Ford’s history about wanting to/ being unable to talk to girls, she tries to get him “into the game,” but she eventually gives up when she learns he’s aromantic.
  • For the record, Pacifica has tons of guys after her, but Ford disapproves of all of them (he thinks she’s too good for anyone, lmao.) However, it doesn’t become an issue since Paz only has eyes for Dipper and Ford’s all for it.
  • (Inspired by @mathes0n​ idea) Ford learns about the bell Pacifica’s parents use on her, and he indeed needs to be physically restrained from beating up Preston.
  • Pacifica finds it easier to talk about her family issues with Ford, and he understands because he had abusive parents too.
  • Since they both have low self-esteem, they actually benefit each other. Ford teaches Pacifica to be more confident about herself and Ford finally feels that someone appreciates him not just for his smarts.
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NEW LORDS WILL RISE

The wall which stood for centuries along the southern border of Old Russia has collapsed, a battle-scorched reminder that our enemies still seek to destroy us all. Fallen mutants now scavenge the tombs of the Golden Age, and the plague they have unearthed in the wastes is more dangerous than even they understand. Join Lord Saladin. Journey into the Plaguelands. Learn the fate of the Iron Lords and stop the growing threat before it is too late.

The Plaguelands

This area near the Cosmodrome has been quarantined for centuries. Now the Devil Splicers have broken through the walls, dug deep into the earth and found technology of almost limitless power. The Splicers are using this forbidden technology – SIVA – to transform the region to fit their twisted desires.

The Devil Splicers

Every Fallen House has Splicers – body hackers and bioengineers, these Splicers meld flesh and machine. The Devil Splicers are loyal to the House of Devils, and they now have the ultimate technology – SIVA. They are using it to transform themselves. Instead of worshiping machine gods, the Devil Splicers will *become* machine gods.

The Iron Lords

Before the City and the Vanguards, there were the Iron Lords. Blessed by the Traveler’s Light, these brave warriors dedicated themselves to defending humanity and rebuilding a lost civilization. From their mountain fortress on Felwinter Peak, the Iron Lords ranged across the planet, battling the Darkness and protecting the survivors of the Collapse. They did great things … but then they encountered an enemy they could not defeat. Now Lord Saladin, the last Iron Lord, honors the memories of his lost brothers and sisters.

And he waits… because he knows that someday the thing that destroyed the Iron Lords will return.

Seeds are the ultimate technology, abundance producer and nature’s gifts. Capitalism can’t beat that. Seeds are being patented, modified and commodified. Capitalism can’t beat that. It is our duty, as seed savers, to ensure that genetic diversity and cultural diversity are kept free and alive. We will meet in April for the second Seed, Medicine and Plant Exchange in LA, CA. Want to volunteer? contact@lalobaloca.com (this gatherings are only for Indigenous, Brown, Latinx, Black and other people of color)

Post-Cyberpunk - A Balance of Light and Dark

Post-Cyberpunk is a term I originally came across a few years ago on TV Tropes. It refers to a sub-type of cyberpunk rather than a separate genre. Post-Cyberpunk works are still cyberpunk. Now first off I want to admit that I might be completely misinterpreting what post-cyberpunk is suppose to mean and I know what could be considered post-cyberpunk is open to debate. I merely use the term (possibly incorrectly) to refer to cyberpunk which isn’t quite as dystopian as some cyberpunk can be. What I want to talk about here is why it’s my favourite type of cyberpunk and in order to do that I’m going to use Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex as an example.

To put it simply I like post-cyberpunk because it provides a balance between light and dark, it shows a world that’s neither a dystopia or utopia. There are parts of the world that are bad but there are also things that are good, it’s not unrelentingly grim. In general I like to see this contrast in stories, I like some stories which are darker and some which are lighter but ultimately I think having contrast in tone regardless of what you are overall going for is a good thing. Some cyberpunk stories are basically “grr, technology is evil” which usually makes me roll my eyes. In post-cyberpunk technology is essentially neutral, what matters is how people use that technology, it can improve people’s lives or make them worse. And I find transhumanism, the idea of using technology to improve the human condition to be a fascinating theme to explore. Likewise the technology itself is just really cool. Morality tends to be grey rather than simplistic black and white, good vs evil and the problems people face are often far reaching societal issues which can be difficult (although not impossible) to fix. In post-cyberpunk the world can get better or worse and while things may never be perfect there is room for optimism, things can improve.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is a good example of what I’ve been talking about. The world is very much a mixed bag. There have been two more world wars, poverty and inequality is still a huge problem, governments and corporations both are horribly corrupt and all manner of other awful things still happen. But there are still good things in the world, lots of people still live relatively normal lives and there is still joy to be found. Technology can be used for nefarious ends like the Individual Eleven virus which is a computer virus which infects people’s brains and causes them to do terrible things but it can also be used to improve lives like how many people’s lives are better due to cyberization. In terms of morality people run the gamut, sure you have genuinely good people like the Tachikomas and terrible people like Ghoda but on the whole people and morality is more complicated than that. Take Section 9 for example, they’re the heroes and are for the most part good sure but they have murdered people and they still work for a government that is shown to be corrupt and doesn’t seem to have people’s best interests at heart. As for complicated issues, the refugee crisis in the 2nd GIG is a problem that can’t be resolved by simply shooting Ghoda in the face but that doesn’t mean people can’t try to improve the lives of the refugees.

So I’ve rambled a lot, possibly incoherently. Hopefully I’ve gotten what I was trying to say across and haven’t just wasted your time. To sum up I do like stories/settings with a lighter tone and stories/settings with a darker tone and I by no means inherently dislike more dystopian cyberpunk. But something I like about post-cyberpunk is how it shows us a world that is neither a dystopia or a utopia, where good things and bad things happen, where things can get better or worse and where technology is ultimately neutral, what matters is how we use it.