Suburban Senshi iChat #1360: “Strange Gaze”
#1360: “Strange Gaze”

 Fri May 30 22:49 2008 - Logging Started (suburbansenshi-chat)

[22:49] <FireFly_9> I just finished watching "Strange Days"...
[22:50] <FireFly_9> So odd to think, 8 years from the turn of the Millennium, how different the future is compared to our conception of it back when that movie was made.
[22:51] <Mizunomics01> I don't know, Hotaru-chan, technology is progressing quickly. In another decade we might have exactly the future that movie predicted.
[22:52] <Mizunomics01> They've already got brain scanners that can identify thought words about 60-80% of the time.
[22:53] <FireFly_9> When I was younger I didn't think the world would last past the millennium.
[22:53] <@SpeedRcrX> LOL isn't 2012 the actual drop dead year
[22:54] <FireFly_9> That's the end time of the Mayan Calendar, Haruka-poppa.
[22:54] <FireFly_9> But it could simply signify a transition to another great cycle, as opposed to destruction.
[22:54] <FireFly_9> And in certain circles, "destruction" is usually only symbolic, indicating great change.
[22:55] <@SpeedRcrX> Well just don't f[BLEEP]king drop your glaive by accident :P
[22:55] <FireFly_9> No, Haruka-poppa :P
[22:56] <FireFly_9> I'm just overcome with thoughts lately. Seeing the gas prices rise like this, the changes it's already forcing...
[22:56] <FireFly_9> This scenario would have been unthinkable just ten years ago.
[22:56] <@SpeedRcrX> Shyeah tell me about it
[22:56] <@SpeedRcrX> I can't even afford to tool around Tokyo in the Ferarri like I used to
[22:57] <FireFly_9> What, you mean "driving barefoot with one foot on the wheel as you text on your keitai"?
[22:57] <Mizunomics01> ...Haruka-san, that's a dangerous way to drive.
[22:57] <@SpeedRcrX> Man it served me well
[22:58] <@SpeedRcrX> Now it's like I gotta get my kicks playing Grand Theft Auto
[22:58] <FireFly_9> How long, do you think, before we can no longer hold the energy crisis at arm's length?
[22:58] <@SpeedRcrX> You worry too much, 'Taru.
[22:58] <@SpeedRcrX> Whatever happens, happens.
[22:59] <@SpeedRcrX> If we gotta cut back we'll cut back.
[22:59] <Mizunomics01> It should be noted that gas prices in Europe have traditionally always been quite high; the United States has artifically managed to keep their prices low for many years. This is a correction of sorts.
[23:00] <Mizunomics01> Although there is talk that commodities traders have been driving the prices higher than they ought to be.
[23:01] <FireFly_9> I don't know, I think that's "feel good" talk to make the people think something is being done. In reality, there is not much you *can* do. Those videos you linked earlier, Ami-san, I keep thinking of them. Our energy needs continue to grow and oil supplies are finite.
[23:01] <@SpeedRcrX> Man 'Taru you don't go out why do you think about this so much.
[23:01] <@SpeedRcrX> I mean it hits *me* more than it hits you
[23:02] <FireFly_9> Haruka-poppa right now I am typing this on a computer, which uses power. A computer connected to the internet, which uses power. I've gotten used to unfettered access to information and friends.
[23:02] <FireFly_9> I'm seeing a time when energy rationing might make that more difficult.
[23:03] <@SpeedRcrX> I try not to ponder this s[BLEEP]t
[23:04] <@SpeedRcrX> I mean don't get me wrong, I know it's important
[23:04] <@SpeedRcrX> But I personally can't change this. I can't make OPEC pump more, or get other countries to work more on Solar and Wind and s[BLEEP]t. So I try to keep my head low
[23:05] <@SpeedRcrX> And just do what I gotta
[23:05] <@SpeedRcrX> you'll worry yourself sick, 'Taru.
[23:05] <FireFly_9> No, no this isn't a kind of anxious worry like I had years ago.
[23:06] <FireFly_9> But it's an interesting feeling
[23:06] <FireFly_9> Like you're on the cusp of something.
[23:06] <FireFly_9> Like we're on a tipping point. Right here, right now.
[23:06] <FireFly_9> The scales are precariously poised, the balance so extremely delicate.
[23:07] <FireFly_9> * shivers *
[23:07] <@SpeedRcrX> Sometimes I think you want to see s[BLEEP]t crash and burn
[23:08] <FireFly_9> I... I want to see the world in the ecstatic throes of change... the old order subsumed, swept away by the cleansing rebirth!!
[23:09] <@SpeedRcrX> Aww s[BLEEP]t here she goes again
[23:09] <Mizunomics01> What a curious reaction.
[23:10] <FireFly_9> To see-- to SEE it! To see the brilliant purgation of the world's folly, man brought to a catharsis of his own design, to see Civilisation collapse and rise from the ashes a Phoenix reborn!
[23:10] <FireFly_9> YES! YES!!
[23:10] <@SpeedRcrX> Do you umm... need a change of underwear there, 'Taru?
[23:11] <FireFly_9> MY GOD CAN'T YOU TASTE IT!?
[23:11] <@SpeedRcrX> I don't know if I want to, kiddo.
[23:11] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> il hav wat shis havang :3
[23:11] <@SpeedRcrX> *facepalm*
[23:12] <Mizunomics01> ...
[23:12] <Mizunomics01> Well, to sort of change the subject---
[23:13] <Mizunomics01> This is an old but awe-inspiring video that makes you think about the universe.
[23:14] <@SpeedRcrX> Debbie does Dallas?
[23:14] <@SpeedRcrX> (that warped my young mind)
[23:15] <Mizunomics01> If this is pornography, it is the pornography of the mind.

[23:16] <@SpeedRcrX> mmm Mind Pr0n.
[23:17] <Mizunomics01> ...Hotaru-chan, you have psychological issues.

 Fri May 30 23:17 2008 - Logging Stopped (suburbansenshi-chat)

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