So, not terrifying from a human perspective, but terrifying from an anything-else perspective...
While we always think of humans as defined by their tool use, we are also unusual in that we are desert persistence hunters. Our bodies maximize our ability to dissipate heat (very little hair, but lots of sweat glands) and we rely on the very efficient bipedal locomotion over quadrupedal.
This means, on the ancestral sunbaked plains, we were the hellish terminators. Lions and cheetahs and similar would have a sprint at you, but they gave up pretty quick. Ambush predators. Humans? We just keep coming. Our height lets us see far, our two-legged stride doesn't do much to overheat us, and our bodies let us sweat off otherwise deadly levels of heat. So you could run and run and run and run until you keeled over, exhausted, and this hairless ape just finishes strolling over and kills you.
Honestly the prey animal’s experience would be similar to a human getting chased by slendermen.
We were fucking feared in the animal kingdom.
I'm sure there are still plenty of 13 year old girls and boys who love the over sexualized "news" articles featuring shirtless super models, Justin Bieber and the Kardashians.
My 12 year old cousin eats that shit up. It's sad that that's the kind of media influencing the younger generation. That and Logan Paul.
12 and 13 year olds don't generate that much ad revenue though. Not the most profitable age group on Snapchat to target.
My biggest frustration. Anyone who doesn't believe in the space race is essentially saying "we're done" to the explorative nature of the Human psyche. If we were meant to explore Earth, we were meant to explore the stars.
Edit: web dictionary doesn't think explorative is a word, but I'm pretty sure it is.
Also, I think the closest thing to the meaning of life is to understand the cosmos. We're basically self-aware bundles of matter. Moreover, we're pretty special self-aware bundles of matter since for the first time in 4 billion years, sentient beings have become aware of universe beyond the Earth. Other animals do not know.
Although I do not have proof, I feel like we almost have a responsibility. At the very least, we could be saving the posterity of the human race by leaving Earth.
Theres a video essay out there that breaks down the genius of the soundtrack. Wish I could find it again.
There's something about the soundtrack, it makes you feel several emotions, from sad, to grieving, to strong, to excited, to adventurous, etc. I can literally listen to it from beginning to end.
The video talks too much about stocks/prices/investors.
Put simply, GoPro had a small niche, that was quickly caught up with by other tech companies. And then they stagnated and failed to innovate.
Their action cameras soon were realized to be overpriced. You could get a Sony Action for 1/2 the price that actually shot better overall footage. You could get even cheaper action cams (lower quality) for 1/8 the price off Amazon. For something that people were using a handful of times, this was a better purchase.
It's drone failed. Terribly. The karma was a piece of shit and never should have launched. The MavicPro was better in virtually every single area.
And then it failed to adapt to where consumers actually wanted camera. There should have immediately been a GoPro Dash Cam. There should have been indoor GoPro home surveillance cam. There should have been a super cheap (not the hero) for kids at like $75 each. People were not going to spending another $400 every year to get the newest Go Pro.
And then really, it comes down to "being in the moment" with video. 99% of the time, you will not have your GoPro on you. In those cases, cell phones do a pretty damn good job of recording video. It's convenient, capable, and easy to share.
Not to mention that newer phones can shoot 4K nowadays.
It provides really mundane, yet cool insight into a normal day/night of regular people in Japan. I love it. Things like this help to show how, really, we're all doing the same things: eating with our friends, going out with our family, having tough conversations, being silly, and just trying to make a living. Thanks so much for this!
After watching this I really want to go visit Japan...
This is exactly what my Mom did (At the advice of her accountant.). She lived off the interest from her very healthy investments for 5 years and put 2 kids through Carnegie Mellon for free because we were technically a "Low Income Family". (She still paid taxes from the claimed income of her investments, but the yearly gross was low enough to put us under the minimum threshold for the grant.)
Had she continued working her 65K job for those 5 years the government would have taken roughly 15K per year in taxes, leaving her roughly 50K take home after Taxes. Which means her total take home would be 250K in those 5 years, which would have then gone to paying for the 400K in Education, Leaving her 150K in debt to the college.
Not working allowed her to have 5 years off work to travel the world while essentially getting paid 80K per year by the government for our school. All we had to do was keep our grades above the threshold to continue to be eligible for the government assistance.
Your mom seems pretty smart and I don't blame her for taking advantage of the system, but the system seems pretty flawed.
I honestly didnt realize this until one day I was sitting down looking at one stupid Minecraft meme video on instagram and realized how fucking beautiful "Sweden" is, would be lying if i said it didn't strike an emotional chord or three in me...
it definitely helps that the solitude in minecraft singleplayer can be fucking beautiful sometimes because of this fucking amazing music
I played Minecraft for only a few minutes, but the first thing that caught my attention was the music. Years later I still haven’t touched the game but have songs like Sweden saved on my Spotify for when I’m feeling a little gloomy. The soundtracks are absolutely beautiful.