We watched IDIOCRACY on recommendation from Brother Lupo last night. I felt that it was barely satire, this is already the world we live in, it was just presented hyperbolically. While watching the movie, i realized that this is the world that i've been ready for my entire life! A world full of idiots, chemical weapons, gross marketing campaigns, sex sells, police verbiage & extreme nacho pro-wrestling. I was not raised with a lot of expectations from society, & i've been actively expecting some kind of apocalypse ever since i understood the dinosaur's getting wiped out, so i'm pretty much ready for anything. In many ways, the present is alot stupider than the future as presented in Idiocracy. One example is Wackipedia, which seemed like a good idea for a minute, but then, i realized that it is perhaps, one of the stupidest things ever made. It's supposed to be an authoritative source, but it can be edited at any moment by anyone, usually by people who have way too much time on their hands, you have to source your information, which is pretty arbitrary & there is no telling who is actually writing or editing the articles, given that everyone uses handles & doesn't disclose their actual identity. In the world of hyper-democracy, no one matters! Ultimately, it is going to create an ouroborosised or hamf'd (ham fed ham) effect on information, that is, it will all come from the same source, echo away from itself, get modified, interpreted to serve interests & then be redigested. This will only continue, as is the case with all democratic institutions, until all of the information is the consistency of gruel. Taking this into account, Idiocracy presents a future that is too exciting, because the current trends are towards blandness. These futuristic ideas most likely come from humanity's attempts at understanding evolution & applying evolutionary concepts onto humanity. Alot of the bigger mistakes in recent history come from applying scientific & political theories onto humanity, i'm thinking of things like eugenics, environmentalism, psychotherapy & feminism. The other likely source of this devolutionary notion comes from the idea that we as humans reached the pinnacle of our existence already, whether that was during Greco-Roman times, the Renaissance, the height of industrialism, the fifties, Clinton era liberalism or whatever, & that the only way is down. My feeling is that things are usually the same with humanity, there is a large mass of pretty average people who just need solid culture to keep them on the right track, there are a large number of idiots who just need some help, there are a small number of geniuses who can be dangerous or useful, but are usually a combination of both, & that's a good thing. It is stupid to allow the mass to determine its own fate, because it is ouroborosised, just like Wackipedia. It is also stupid for the geniuses to look to the mass for leadership or direction, also polling the masses in terms of the success of their various projects, because this is not what the masses actually want.