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The King is dead... long live the QEeen?
h/t @RudyHavenstein and @KelitoMaximus
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He's playing Candy Crush in Facebook I bet,
It looks like it's taking his soul. Huh? Oh it is? Well I'll be damned.
I glorify in my ignorance of modern gadgetry.
I thought The Lawnmower Man was pure fiction - never gonna happen.
Damn you Pierce Brosnan!
Looks like he is having an orgasm. I don't think I want to know what he's watching inside those googly eyes.
Aw c'mon -- clearly the kid has a bloody nose.
ps Either way he ain't getting laid.
Throw him in a pod and use his body heat for electricity. At least that way he has some benefit to society...
Wow.. that is the new Oculus Facehugger!
Could be worse, I guess...
Made me think of these little guys.
@ Tyler: You have an uncanny talent for finding images that amuse & unnerve.
I remember the first time I watched two Gen-Xers playing Guitar Hero. One commented to the other: "Don't you love it when the audience cheers?" The other replied, "Yeah! That's such a rush." Suddenly, there was a chill in the room, but neither player seemed to notice.
In the future, sleep as we know it will be outlawed. The government will mandate that we all use a gadget that simulates a full 8 hours of sleep in a matter of minutes through virtual reality.
Have you ever played CIV V multi-player and smoked a lot of kush?
No but I've smoked kush and played shogun 2. It makes you appreciate long term expansion and logistics.
Satoshi has risen!
But he's still in denial.
Thy already made a movie about that. With Christopher Walken ....
And if it is ever invented/perfected, the human race will come to an end.
"Nobody cared who I was until I put on a mask"
No, he's Jacques Cousteau III, and what he's seeing ain't pretty.
The guy died of a stroke caused by a 12 hour erection from watching virtual reality porn all day.
The new liberal rose colored glasses -
Obama is telling me to suck his d...... but nothing is happening! Why????
Freak looks like he has a face coming out of his neck, adams apple being the nose(:-(
Actually looked again and it's quite frickin nasty, cuz I think there might really be an alien in dudes neck!
No, this is...
Surgically implanted telepropter with built in 24/7 facetime with Valerie Jarret
Will in your pic O looks as though he's having an hallucination of hisself as Robert Duvall......I love the smell of ------- in the morning.....zh'ers fill in the blanks! Smells like ------?
Jump, you fucker! Jump!
Looks like he's getting real time virtual images of Facebook's stock price today.
Starting to think Carl Ichan is on to something when he questioned the strength of silicon valley's governance and board independence. Even John Carmack, the CTO said the tech is nothing more than a update to the VirtualBoy.
Facebook is starting to smell very Tyco. Acquisitions for the sake of obfuscating the "growth story" and a dubious method of accounting for revenue recognition & goodwill impairments.
Or maybe as Warren Buffett said in 1996, maybe I just don't get it anymore. God help us if we have to last 2 more years of this loony bin.
You got more than two years I am afraid...
He's watching a watersports porno.
Wasn't this on "A Clockwork Orange?"
My pic? It's from the Shining.
Looks like Facialabuse to me. That guy has a severe case of virtual Bella Knox syndrome
Look out below!
A verse on the King IPO
Insanity's starting to show
I played Candy Crush
It wasn't a rush
Investors should Look Out Below!!!
Our valuation is not that insane
Because we have more than one game
Papa Pear is a cash cow
We will soon be in the Dow
Until people realize all our games are the same
There you are, i wondered were you wandered off to.
Looks like he has a dildo up his ass, while he watches Obama explain the benefits of obamacare to our economy.
Just wait until the first lawsuits by parents whose kids fell down the stairs or off the balcony using those silly things.
Aren't we "immersed" enough already?
Nice sleeping goggles
Jerking off never felt "so real"!
......and we're the dominant species on this globe? WTF
According too us.
The cockroaches may disagree.
This dude + pajama boy = we're fucked.
Looking up a ladys skirt for the first time.
It's a ZH commenter starting at the DXY chart waiting for it to crash.
How are these things different from this?
Ok, now show the next pic where the rat has chewed its way out through the guy's face. 1984 +30.
Mouth hanging open indicates a fully zombified brain and an IQ of around 80.
These tech toy/gadget morons are totally incapable of functioning in a normal social environment. Sadly, virtual reality IS their social environment.
In a word: Unemployable.
(except as drone operators, maybe)
For all we know, he may have just blasted a crater in the middle of a wedding party.
Ender's game, bitchez.
He's probably got a PhD in CS and cleared $5 million last year. He's staring at his stock option brokerage account in disbelief that he's getting paid seven figures a year to play video games.
He's probably a bartender with a PH'd and a hundred grand in student loan debt.
normal social environment
normal social environment
Where can one actually find this normal social environment you speak of? </sarc>
this market is amazing. zirp is preventing a massive crash right now. verizon and con ed are now the money markets. it's fuckin incredible. it's like a billion animals getting ready for a stampede but they just can't find a crack in the fence to break through. maybe we look back in 6 months and 2.7% on the 10yr was a fuckin steal.
It is beyond astounding that the Fed has fucked things up SO badly this time. They are like the dunces who learned the wrong lessons from the late 90s stock bubble and the 00s real estate bubble.
Hey Beavis, if 3 years of 1% rates caused a massive bubble in real estate and almost took down the global banking system, do you think 7 years of ZIRP and $5 trillion of QE will be better than putting a firecracker up a bug's ass?
It's like the guys who designed windows 8 are doing monetary policy, too.
Again I will say, they aren't dunces. They are doing precisely what they are supposed to do, which is prop up the banks and siphon the wealth of the nation upwards to the 1%. They are doing an exceedingly good job at this point.
But they have completely overshot with monetary stimulus at this point. Another bubble can only lead to another collapse and that won't help the banks either.
The role of central bankers should be legally limited to "break glass in case of emergency". Guaranteeing money market funds in 2008 made sense to avoid a panic and bank run. QE and ZIRP 6 years later and counting - more stimulus each month now than in 2008- is lunacy.
I don't think you understand what is going on. They know it's not sustainable, and overshooting is the goal. This is the final wealth transfer before the chaos that will roll out a new world currency.
I agree that overshooting is the goal, but I don't see how overshooting to collapse is helpful to them staying in power. Overshooting was intended to make the wealthy even more wealthy with some hope for trickle down. Then, maybe they stay in power. It was never going to work, but that was the plan. Overshooting to collapse doesn't help them stay in charge. There is no final wealth transfer if all the paper wealth in financial assets goes away in the end with a financial market collapse.
I think you are giving them too much credit. Statements of Fed officials during and after bubble collapses, along with transcripts of meetings, indicated they really didn't understand what was going on.
TPTB managed to keep their position through 3000 and more years of history and even during and after the 2 world wars.
I don't think you get the point. They don't care. Everything they do is opposite of what a rational educated person would do. They pass laws with names are the total opposite of what is in the law. The Affordable Health Care Act. The Patriot Act.
That's called Newspeak.
It will be the same the way down. The 1% will get out of the market or go short and then it will collapse. Then they'll make an even bigger killing using their cash to purchase distressed assets. They're counting on Homeland Security to protect them from the hngry, angy mobs - don't count on it. They'd better have their 30,000 strong HS drones ready, or it could get really hot for the 1% - at least the lower 90% of the one percent. The top dogs will be out of the country or hiding in their castles protected by a private army of Blackwater boys and foreign mercenaries. That still may not be enough if things really start to steamroll and the American sheeple realize their flouride GMO poisoned brains still have a spark of real intelligence left in them -or at least basic survival instincts. Most will be too fat and slow or drugged out zombies to be of much use.
I bet he can't name a U.S. Senator.
but he certainly can be one.
paging senator blutarsky
I give up - how about Larry Mo or Curly?
it is the necromonger way
I've always wanted home entertainment, but it never looked quite stupid enough. The future is now!
Where's my vape?
Future Internet From Johnny Mnemonic
They have been pimping VR for decades. If only it can be puchased using a EBT card.. /Sarc
The fact that the EU is talking about doing more QE means the end is near. Have they seen borrowing rates of the PIIGS? They are back to stupid low levels and they want to LOWER them?
Japan, the US and EU are all completely fucked as the Central Banks have lost control now. I love when they say inflation is dangerously low. Yes, if only things were more expensive, everything would be better. With that logic alone, we are doomed.
If you can't hear the bells ringing this time, you must be dead.
Start keeping an eye out for Mariel Boatlift II, only this time with "immigrants" from Russia, all the insane, criminal Muslims will shortly be air and boat lifted to the USA.
Mark it down.
The real world is much more interesting than the virtual, especially if you get out into it and look really closely.
Is that anything like the Opti-Grab?
He took the blue pill.
and the Red one
he had a Snow Crash. In the beginning, there was the command line...
The story begins in Los Angeles in the unspecified future, no longer part of the United States. The federal government of the United States has ceded most of its power to private organizations and entrepreneurs. Franchising, individual sovereignty, and private vehicles reign (along with drug trafficking, violent crime, and traffic congestion). Mercenary armies compete for national defense contracts while private security guards preserve the peace in sovereign, gated housing developments. Highway companies compete to attract drivers to their roads and all mail delivery is by hired courier. The remnants of government maintain authority only in isolated compounds where they transact tedious make-work that is, by and large, irrelevant to the dynamic society around them.
Much of the territory ceded by the government has been carved up into sovereign enclaves, each run by its own big business franchise (such as "Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong") or the various residential burbclaves (suburban enclaves). This arrangement resembles anarcho-capitalism, a theme Stephenson carries over to his next novel The Diamond Age. Hyperinflation has devalued the dollar to the extent that trillion dollar bills—Ed Meeses—are nearly disregarded and the quadrillion dollar note—the Gipper—is the standard 'small' bill. For physical transactions people resort to alternative, non-hyperinflated currencies such as yen or "Kongbucks" (the official currency of Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong).
The "Gipper" Love it!
dense, seemingly cogent. Written by a computer. Get used to it. It's coming faster and faster.
Read the book years ago, and IIRC, the only thing you could completely depend on was your pizza would be delivered in 30 minutes - or else. The "Papa John" was now "Papa Don", and the Mafia didn't like having to make good on free pizza.
It's a very funny, interesting book, but like most of Stephenson's work, has an unsatisfactory 3rd act.
"Dude, I can see GOD and he looks just like Mark Zuckerburg."
virtual glory hole....
Can we just inject the internet into our system and get it over with ? Who needs reality when you can enjoy a juicy steak in the matrix?
I see a battle royale between goog's glasshole army and zuck's ocuface bookrift all watched over by drones of loving grace.
Meanwhile, back in meat-space, vladimir putin just ate your lunch.
Maybe they can send him to the front line in Ukraine with a super-powered wargame software and destroy the Russian army ?
Harry Potter waiting for a Dementor Kiss
anxiety sells, high anxiety sells moar.
HIGH ANXIETY (1977) "MEL BROOKS"
@"our" in "does our system select ...
it is demanded by the language itself
as in the use of the word "our" in such
an opaque and general reference compounded
by adding the word "system" so impersonally.
but that is the state of the language
humourless devoid of playfulness.
the question is one of control and art.
is the technology superior when digitised
or is the analog even relevant?
the machines may decide the insect kingdom
strategy is a more efficient control paradigm?
now, that is kafkaesque, ..good luck and watch out.
occulus facebook prison for your face.
Caption - Virtual Trumps Cocaine.
Remember the great VR craze of the 1990s? Remember VR Jurassic Park?
I remember going into the Discovery store and playing with the VR setup they had.
Nobody bought that company for a few billion dollars. The odd thing was unlike the Rift, the old VR headsets were actually sold in stores.
The new billionaire is a billionaire before he makes one real dollar in sales. Fucking incredible.
So you're a billionaire? Your company must sell a lot of product.
Nope, we actually lose millions of dollars, but I'm a billionaire.
How the fuck does that work?
Because unlike the 90s, everyone that tries these Occulus headsets is blown away by how awesome it is.
Its a going to mean a short shift from mobiles to PC (VR) and then a shift back to mobile + VR when the battleries can handle it.... all led by the younger generations, over say 20 years.
The more I think about it, the more I think this is a really smart move by Mark Zuckerburg.
whatever you say mark....
Why does that guy look like he is enjoying virtual porn? Do they have that out, yet? If so, I want one. Next thing I want is a holodeck. Holodeck = the end of civilization.
Where are his hands?
Congratulations FaceBook, you just threw away 2 billion dollars in a single afternoon.
a picture of amerika's future.... virtual reality suplemented with pot, porn and a virtual blowjob administered by a sony robot with a silicon 100 deg F well lubed tougue.... while living in mom's basement....doesn't get much better than that....til the student loan bill arrives....
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