Getting Lost with Wings of Fanciful Flights of Folly
Welcome to the age of social media guru guided flocks of internet subscribing followers. Your thoughts now belong to the collective community.
Like all good sleight of hand style "spooks", YouTube and other sorts of Google-able gurus seek to define where you should look for the so-called "truth".
Do You Believe in (Movie) Magic?
These are still the early days of augmented social media reality.
There are numerous traditional and digital ways to craft believable visual illusions. Word of mouth lies have becomes post modern high resolution digital video flights of folly.
Physically impossible feats fuel too many imaginations, crafting stagnating minds that do not seem interested in asking real questions.
Red Bull's Mind Blowing Side Show:
How can helicopters fly upside down?
Aerobatic helicopter tricks with Chuck Aaron source: Red Bull
A Proper Gander In A World of Extremely Productive Propaganda Stunts
Duck & Covering Mythic Mother Goose Marketing
"In a world full of publicity stunts, Red Bull absolutely takes the stunt cake. Red Bull has whole teams of athletes, skydivers, motorcycle riders, and race drivers that execute a seemingly endless array of stunts. They race. They climb. They execute stunts on the ground and in the air. And Red Bull teams with athletes and stunt men to stage some pretty off-the-wall, one-off stunts as well. It sponsors every kind of competition you can think of, from rally driving to mountain bike riding.
And money seems to be no object. When Red Bull staged a stratosphere parachute jump a few years back, the cost was said to run around $50 million. Some even claim that Red Bull’s annual marketing budget is in excess of $1 billion. But, as it sells some 5 billion cans of the drink per year, that $1 billion does not seem excessive."
Red Bologna Gives You Wings:
Publicity Stunt or Scientific Style Feat?
Methinks high altitude Red Bull sky dives are more than likely fake too.
Use YouTube To Help You Begin To Learn How Things Work
Learn about how things work for yourself. The internet blows away the legendary library of Alexandria. YouTube videos are a good starting point for self education.
Questioning Red Bull Claims:
There does not seem to be any way anyone could use the helicopter controls to achieve the Red Bull feat.
What do you think?
How does a Helicopter fly ? source: Learn Engineering
Post Modern Jetsons For The YouTube Generation
Live action cartoon characters unite!
Amazing Video: 'Jet Man' stunts alongside fighter jets over Alps source: RT
THE SON OF THE JET AGE HAS BEGUN!
Saturday Morning Cartoon Physics Sold As Mainstream Science & Technology
Do not tell the Wright Brothers that flight is so amazingly easy.
Who needs wide wing spans anyway? Ironman and Superman do not.
Most seem to truly feel that if Hollywood screens show superhuman flight, such things must be real.
When will we be able to all have chance to wait on a line for an upside down helicopter or a jet pack ride?
Can't just anyone hitch a ride on an upside down Blue Angel-type of flight?
Those of us without such magical security clearance might want to begin to try to really figure out how to unite.
Film fakery isn't new.
How Hollywood Special Effects Crafting Works:
Want to learn how theaters of war are crafted?
Secret World War Weaponry Revealed: The First Motion Picture Unit
Hollywood loves to go to war.
First Motion Picture Unit: Army Air Forces source: US National Archives
Want to learn how real human flight works?
How do Airplanes fly ? source: Learn Engineering
A Questioning Post Script:
Do You Think Social Media Makes Most Stupid or Smart?
"Social Media Is Making You Stupid'
"Social media, we all know, can make you unproductive. If you're indiscreet or offensive, it can complicate your relationships. But can it also make you downright dumb?
That’s what a new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interfacesuggests. How can spending more time on Facebook or Twitter end up making us stupider?
It’s not just that all those hours clicking crops in Farmville and the like simply represnts time that could be spent, say, reading a book and actually learning something. The greater problem seems to be the human tendency to copy others.
Can You Copycat Your Way to Intelligence?
To come to this conclusion, the scientists created five artificial social networks made up of volunteers. Some connected their members in a tight net, where everyone was in contact with everyone else. Others kept the participants more separate. They then tasked the participants with answering a tricky set of brainteasers. Were those who were more socially connected more or less likely to figure out the right answers?
In the short term, more connections yielded more right answers, but not because members were learning. Nope, they were just stealing.
"The researchers found that in well connected networks volunteers...got better at giving the right answer the more times they were asked and the more opportunities they had to steal their neighbours' answers," Phys.org reports. "This result showed that when the students had lots of connections to peers they could recognise where they had given a wrong answer and swap it for the right one."
But did copying smarter social connections improve participants' ability to figure out the answers independently? In short, no. Given a fresh question, the copycats performed no better than when they first joined the social network.
The Good News--and the Bad
The results offer encouragement for both fans and critics of social networks. If you look at things on the group level, there is reason for cheer. "Being able to copy from other people in vast networks means analytical responses rapidly spread, fulfilling their promise of improved decision-making for well-connected people," says Phys.org.
But for individuals, the implications are less positive. Social networking probably isn’t making you smarter. In fact, it could be making you dumber by supplying answers and insights without requiring any actual thinking, so that your analytic powers begin to waste away like an unused muscle.
Or as the research team puts it: "On the other hand, the bias may very well decrease the frequency of analytical reasoning by making it easy and commonplace for people to reach analytical response without engaging analytical processing." In the long-term, they warn, "increased connectivity may eventually make us stupid by making us smarter first." "
How accurate do you think this article is?
Does this not seem to be describing the behavior of too many of us?
Doesn't the mainstream News media and the mainstream university system promote the exact same, unthinking, behavior, (in general)?
Does this not describe basic human bature, even the behavior of the so-called and self proclaimed "truther movements", 9/11 justice seekers and YouTube shepherded and mainstream media hyped and promoted, "coming soon to a convention hall near you", Flat Earth follower - follies?
One can use the internet for social role playing and one can use the internet to self educate. The two are not mutually exclusive, yet many seem to prefer the former and ignore the latter, embracing forms of cosplay over true self actualization. Most prefer to let community promoted external authority do their thinking for them. Most prefer to let some type of guru program their minds rather than undertaking the arduous and trial and error prone task of self programing. Most prefer to parrot catechisms of all kinds in an unadulterated zombie like, faith-based fashion. Belief systems and identities seem to be of greater important the any real quest for any semblance of reality or truth.
Too many of us seem to rely on amateur YouTube videos and podcasts as some kind of substitute for actual self education and real critical thought.
This is exactly how most consume the mainstream News and related media and why that media makes for a powerful tool of government.
Mentally Hanged With Every Word
Too many of us seem too worried about what various online personas think and say.
Too many seem to have certainty about subjects that they have not bothered to study for themselves.
Too many seem satisfied talking in merry go round pizza pie like circles.
Not too many seem to really know how to think for themselves.
What do you think and why do you think it?
Most Humans Seem Forever Neurologically Hypnotized & Obsessed With All Sorts of Self Identifying Types of Guises