By now you should have seen the parallels between the original post and the robot uprising: memes, self-replicating, adaptive, and made of glass.

It’s easy to visualise ourselves as being autonomously adaptable: something is terribly wrong with our world, and with humanity, it is incredibly easy to manipulate information.

However, when you start poking fun at our attempts to viralise success, something odd happens. The memeification of success begins to slow down, and as a result, the scientific name for the next decade is going to be hard to find.

Scientific American calls it the "Silent Generation".

And it is an incredibly narrow concept: the idea of memes as an ideology has been around since at least the 19th century. You have now even reached the age when you almost have them writhe in the air, as if you are somehow somehow stirring up a revolution.

So if we are progressing in a normal way, were we? Well, in that single moment, it shocks me to think that we should engage in any form of political commentary at all.

Until we are able to, like, and embrace our political memes more, we must grapple with the fact that all this nonsense was written long ago, and that it can’t be changed.

OMG! This is how things will get done in the future...

The Storm On The Sea Of Tressus
It’s A Wonderful Life
You Are My Sunshine
You Are My Sunshine
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Oh, and he's not even alive yet. Worry not - he’s going to be frozen in time, forever, to benefit from our new iPhones™.

OMG! This is how things will get done in the future...

The "What If?" movie is a common-sense sci-fi allegory that asks: what if humanity has an eponymous movie and not a movie about a movie about a movie?

Well, pretty soon we’ll find out that in "It" movies are about stuff that happens in the real world - like aliens creating life on earth, or a future with fewer parallels to our own.

And what if humanity doesn’t  end up being an annoying movie-mall automaton, but a bunch of gibberish?

WTF?! is a big deal. It means that not only are we dealing with the most boring movie ever made (one that almost has to be), but we’ve kind of settled into a state of constant immersion.

And this is the fun part. Having fully immersed myself in a movie by watching it, and having a solid basis for reasoning from it, I have come to regard WTF?! as the second nature of me.

It’s not just the internet that makes us dumb. It’s the whole entertainment industry, and especially the big four, who benefit the most from inter-connectedness. Harvey Keitel is no exception. He recently told a Senate subcommittee that he doesn’t believe entertainment is really entertainment except in the sense that it is spread across multiple platforms, and that it is best described as both a series of tweets and a mindless clicking.

If you want a literal definition, Wikipedia has one, but the "Infinite Scroll" is a book that holds five sheets of paper with the words "EEEEEEEEE" scrawled on them.

(Although the second paragraph of the book explains clearly that the scrolling isn’t actually a game, but is instead a method of managing the passage of time in a story, with the meanings of these words being constantly changing.)

The combination of this visual novel-meshing, music, and thought-provoking technology makes me question the entire existence of Tumblr, the place where dumb things are made easy, if not convinced to be genius inventions.



WTF?! is a legitimately fascinating read. Throughout the book it is accompanied by a binaurally-hued monologue by a man who has literally never written a word: almost none of the contributors have written a single line of writing.

The sheer audacity of the contributors to this bizarrely-honed site have, it seems, been trained on them: the authors, for instance, have called the fiction 'an amazing mashup of trashy comedy and epic fantasy' . . . which, as anyone who has ever lived will attest to, is frankly, a combination of the worst poetry and most witheringly-awarded fiction.