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Old September 23 2012, 03:38 AM   #39
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Re: 7X04 The Power Of Three (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

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What the fuck was that? Some nonsense bollocks who are Emporer Palpatine want to fuck off the human race for some reason, and the best way they can think of is sending some cubes that do fuck all for a year and then give 1/3 of people a heart attack after a long visual countdown?

Why do they keep getting away with this moronic shite.
Just because you can't see the point to the episode doesn't mean there isn't a point.

At least for me, this episode is about the technological black boxes we have adopted into our everyday lives. We all use computers, mobile phones, "smart" vacuum cleaners, "bladeless" fans, twitter, youtube and so on. But most of us do not understand how these things work. We just assume that they'll do what it says on the box. To us, technology may as well be black boxes.

And most of us are content with having black boxes around us. Quietly sitting there, doing what its supposed to do until one day it starts doing what its not supposed to do. Maybe the fan stops working or the mobile phone exploding or your laptop starts showing naughty adverts. If you don't know how these black boxes work, then what can you do when it starts misbehaving?
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." -- Albert Einstein
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