Entertainment as mind control

Discussion in 'Religion & Politics' started by Boudica, Jan 22, 2014.

Encyclopedia Dramatica Forums
A very friendly community
  1. Boudica

    Boudica
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,752
    Occupation:
    Putin's #1 fangirl
    I bought a blu ray on the cheap, but all i have is a dvd player and my ps3 just broke. So I have to install a dvd disk drive on my shitty gay computer to watch it. Apparently , due to the prevalence of "streaming media" and "the cloud"(2 shitty marketing buzzwords) optical disk drives are going to become instinct.

    Isn't it funny ? In ten years from now, the only access to media most will have will be completely digital. The powers that be can take down or alter anything they don't like. They'll say "Well anything you have on your dvd/vhs you can just access online"
    Yeah fucking right
     
  2. Witty

    Witty
    Expand Collapse
    EDF Elite

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,136
    Occupation:
    Drawfag
    You're delusional. Its just technology moving forward and new things replacing old things.
     
  3. Boudica

    Boudica
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,752
    Occupation:
    Putin's #1 fangirl
    You're kidding right ? Think of all the things that will be lost on dvd and vhs after players are no longer available.
     
  4. Boudica

    Boudica
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,752
    Occupation:
    Putin's #1 fangirl
    • Good Question Good Question x 1
    • List
  5. Baya Rae 4900

    Baya Rae 4900
    Expand Collapse
    Lawlman

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Messages:
    37,949
    Occupation:
    Nazi Chocolate (25.8069)
    Home Page:
    [​IMG]
     
    • Autism Autism x 5
    • Like Like x 4
    • List
  6. Witty

    Witty
    Expand Collapse
    EDF Elite

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,136
    Occupation:
    Drawfag
    Some of those things are forgotten for a reason.
     
  7. Boudica

    Boudica
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,752
    Occupation:
    Putin's #1 fangirl
    You're actually right for once
     
  8. Boudica

    Boudica
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,752
    Occupation:
    Putin's #1 fangirl
    video streaming is for faggots
     
  9. Slavoj Jizzek

    Slavoj Jizzek
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,086
    Occupation:
    I'm an evil Scotsman and my name is Jock
    Yeah, no. Hard copies. I've worked in a number of industries where techno-gurus loose their shit when the power goes off. After the event, they become much more concerned about low-tech back-up plans. Power outages these days (especially ones that last a week) really scare the shit out of people and teach them just how boned they'd be without electricity.

    Even worse, and EMP would render almost everything not running on tubes or not caged completely useless. Technology and sophistication has its advantages, but it's all designed for a world with ideal conditions. We're making the assumption that things will always be as they are now. I for one think our technological progress is masking the growing barbarism in our societies, at least in the West. In time we might just be mental apes wiping our asses with iPhones.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Trigger Warning Trigger Warning x 1
    • List
  10. Baya Rae 4900

    Baya Rae 4900
    Expand Collapse
    Lawlman

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Messages:
    37,949
    Occupation:
    Nazi Chocolate (25.8069)
    Home Page:
    They'd be riots in the streets if the internet goes down in an area and everyone had switched to digital a decade before.
     
  11. Dr. Rice

    Dr. Rice
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    8,979
    Occupation:
    Small Business Wizard
    Home Page:
    Based on the OP, I blame capitalism as the root of the conspiracy. This technology shift would happen regardless, but the evil is resulting from the materialism and greed.

    The topic of the thread leads to a different kind of conversation, which is what got me excited at first before I read the OP. To that thread I created in my mind: obviously! It is just the digital "bread and circuses."
     
  12. Barrabas

    Barrabas
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Messages:
    2,681
    Occupation:
    Carpetbagger Yankee Scum
    It's rather dismissive to think that this is just the march of progress. Even if it is just VHS and DVD becoming outdated, it's ridiculous to NOT(loledit) think that, at least in part, this is being done to prevent piracy, or to just control info in general. Hell, lookit a lot of the games that come out nowadays. Like when Diablo III launched and everyone was butthurt over not being able to play because the servers were down, which was ridiculous to people who just wanted the single player experience. It's my understanding that the new Sim City experienced similar problems.

    In a future where all of our tech becomes inoperable, the digital record keeping of the interwebs becomes a useless thing, and any form of media not tied to the broken apparatus of the web will therefore become all the more valuable.
     
  13. Boudica

    Boudica
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,752
    Occupation:
    Putin's #1 fangirl
    I'll use wikipedia as an example. Because it is online, it can be changed to suit the tastes of the people writing it.
    Case in point, wikipedia has been pretty much taken over by rabid gay/feminist activists who considered expecting men to act like men wrong http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genderism.
    But if I were to buy an encyclopedia in print, they can't do shit. If there was info in there the govt didn't want people to know about,they would have to track down everyone who had a copy of the book.
     
  14. TheBrickBalls

    TheBrickBalls
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    2,071
    Occupation:
    Gay Nigger
    Home Page:
    In your case, your preference for physical copies is really just poorly based on this:

    I prefer digital distribution, mostly because I would be charged money for having to replace a physical copy, rather than just owning access to the unlimited download. The best part is that many digital distribution services have an offline mode(steam and vudu, just to name two), just in case the internet goes out. You don't have to stream in many cases.
     
  15. Boudica

    Boudica
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,752
    Occupation:
    Putin's #1 fangirl
    There's just something satisfying about owning a hard copy.
    https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Steam#Online_requirement
     
  16. ilovejesus69

    ilovejesus69
    Expand Collapse
    Crisis Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,066
    [​IMG]
     
  17. jack

    jack
    Expand Collapse
    EDF Elite

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    3,199
    your the reason op is a faggot button exists. also no, "the powers that be" do not give a shit about your life.that's nothing new. i'm sorry the world is not hugs and pony's.

    I know that's hard to hear but try to solder on.
     
  18. Whatever

    Whatever
    Expand Collapse
    EDF Elite

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,310
    Occupation:
    Existing
    The problem is that you assume that physical copies in of themselves are immortal. If not taken care of properly, CDs and DVDs can become damaged and unusable, and DVD players and the like do not last forever and are at the whim of manufacturers being willing to supply new means of playing that media.

    Digital media, excluding ones that use overtly strict DRM policies, can actual be more reliable than physical media, as you are able to backup the files on a flash drive and such.
     
  19. HeliosOne

    HeliosOne
    Expand Collapse
    Chibi Warrior

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    5,714
    Occupation:
    The Second Forum Saint
    Home Page:
    :D:D:D you shouldn't believe everything that ED says, you can play all your games without an internet connection as a matter of fact steam has an offline mode and when Steam went offline on new years eve because LFD2 was for free and the servers got saturated you could actually download all the games you have purchased.
     
  20. Arcticphoenix95

    Arcticphoenix95
    Expand Collapse
    Secretary of Fast Food and Sexual Assault

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Messages:
    5,114
    Occupation:
    McDonald's Human Meat Supplier
    This. I'm the kind of person that's careful about not scratching or smudging discs so digital distribution, possibilities of draconian DRM aside, is something I want to see become more prevalent in the entertainment industry.
     
  21. TheBrickBalls

    TheBrickBalls
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    2,071
    Occupation:
    Gay Nigger
    Home Page:
    https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3160-agcb-2555

    Even if valve does go under, or run into too much trouble where it may just go under, it'll just get sold to someone else. The servers with the games, account credentials, logins, et cetera, would be under the control of another company, and the gamers will still have access to their games.
     
  22. Boudica

    Boudica
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    7,752
    Occupation:
    Putin's #1 fangirl
    In the best case scenario. Assuming the servers never get completely fried
     
  23. TheBrickBalls

    TheBrickBalls
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    2,071
    Occupation:
    Gay Nigger
    Home Page:
    I wouldn't be surprised if any of the servers broke in the past, which is why any sensible business backs up the information beforehand.
     
  24. Barrabas

    Barrabas
    Expand Collapse
    Girlvinyl

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Messages:
    2,681
    Occupation:
    Carpetbagger Yankee Scum
  25. wretchedgretchen

    wretchedgretchen
    Expand Collapse
    School Bully

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    14,382
    Occupation:
    <3
    Boudica was oddly prescient on a few things. I wouldn't say this one since most people were past using dvds even in 2014.

    Also I'm so lonely and horny right now I'd probably fuck boudifat.
     
    • Disgusting Disgusting x 1
    • Kill Yourself Kill Yourself x 1
    • List
  26. realgert7

    realgert7
    Expand Collapse
    EDF Hero

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2016
    Messages:
    1,014
    this is all I do believe you sucked off that gray poupon
     
  27. GloriousReader

    GloriousReader
    Expand Collapse
    #CouchCrew2k15

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Messages:
    2,294
    Occupation:
    Fbi informant
    Anti-Semitism is the unifying element of the reconstruction of Germany.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  28. Likeicare

    Likeicare
    Expand Collapse
    EDF is my hugbox

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2012
    Messages:
    37,261
    Home Page:
    This sounds like something a jew sockpuppet would say
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List