landspeedrecord

a blurred record of my journey through the landscape

Month: April, 2013

Friday!

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Crank it up!

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She canna hold it, cap’n! Or Pigs in Space..

Battersea Power Station, London

Before the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 there was the Battersea Power Station…

Spend! Save!

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Some great signage from Buzzfeed

A new Bond Girl

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My little girl in 007’s sights

Take the Blue Pill

I was listening to the radio as I worked, hearing about today’s list of problems, and thinking about the jobs being taken by robots; wages being pushed down; housing and food getting more unaffordable for many; and the degree of ‘affluenza’ I feel I am suffering from in my own, modest, life. I thought, hey, let’s get on with building The Matrix and then we can all go plug in and tune out.

Then I thought about the movie, and wondered about the basic question it did not address: how exactly did the world it showed come about? How did it all start? Did the ‘enslaved’ humanity actually choose their condition perhaps, as a better alternative to the life they lived? Would they then see the actions of Neo and the Zionists as acts of terrorism? Is this a choice we ourselves will face in the future? Would we do the same if offered the same opportunity?