I went to see a movie, and instead I saw the future - Signal v. Noise


35 bookmarks. First posted by iwaffles 10 days ago.


We booked our ticket online, reserved our seats, showed up 15 minutes ahead of time, and settled in. After the coil of previews, and jaunty, animated ads for sugary snacks, the movie started.
2 days ago by jayhoffmann
RT : I went to see a movie, but we saw the future instead. It wasn’t pretty —>
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4 days ago by sentience
Humanity nowhere.
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5 days ago by cdmorris
This is the future, I’m afraid. A future that plans on everything going right so no one has to think about what happens when things go wrong. Because computers don’t make mistakes. An automated future where no one actually knows how things work. A future where people are so far removed from the process that they stand around powerless, unable to take the reigns. A future where people don’t remember how to help one another in person. A future where corporations are so obsessed with efficiency, that it doesn’t make sense to staff a theater with technical help because things only go wrong sometimes. A future with a friendlier past.
arts_culture  technology 
5 days ago by wolf
A few days ago my wife and I went to see Uncut Gems at a Regal theater in Chicago. We booked our ticket online, reserved our seats, showed up 15 minutes ahead…
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8 days ago by nzeribe
When I was younger, I volunteered at a rep house movie theater with an amazing old-school projectionist; when I was there, she trained a woman who went on to be a projectionist at the Pacific Film Archive, and I was amazed, because I knew at the time I was seeing the last iteration of a particular professional skill being taught.
film  obsolete  tech  sf 
8 days ago by snarkout
"This is the future, I’m afraid. A future that plans on everything going right so no one has to think about what happens when things go wrong."
technology  trends 
8 days ago by davewsmith
Software eats everything: "A future that plans on everything going right so no one has to think about what happens when things go wrong. Because computers don’t make mistakes. An automated future where no one actually knows how things work. A future where people are so far removed from the process that they stand around powerless, unable to take the reigns."
economics  business  software  future  onfocus 
8 days ago by pb
I went to see a movie, but we saw the future instead. It wasn’t pretty —>
9 days ago by probablytom
I went to see a movie, and instead I saw the future
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10 days ago by rnm
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10 days ago by junyu
DHH goes to the movies.
This is the future, I’m afraid. A future that plans on everything going right so no one has to think about what happens when things go wrong. Because computers don’t make mistakes. An automated future where no one actually knows how things work. A future where people are so far removed from the process that they stand around powerless, unable to take the reigns. A future where people don’t remember how to help one another in person. A future where corporations are so obsessed with efficiency, that it doesn’t make sense to staff a theater with technical help because things only go wrong sometimes. A future with a friendlier past.
technology  culture  automation 
10 days ago by jefframnani
I went to see a movie, but we saw the future instead. It wasn’t pretty —>
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10 days ago by nickcope
I went to see a movie, but we saw the future instead. It wasn’t pretty —>
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10 days ago by attaboy
A few days ago my wife and I went to see Uncut Gems at a Regal theater in Chicago. We booked our ticket online, reserved our seats, showed up 15 minutes ahead…
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10 days ago by flobosg
I went to see a movie, and instead I saw the future
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10 days ago by slogger
I went to see a movie, but we saw the future instead. It wasn’t pretty —>
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10 days ago by iwaffles