I kinda laugh when people say “WE HAVE ALL THIS AMAZING TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN ACCESS ALL THE INFORMATION IN THE WORLD but we only use it to look at videos of kittens”
fuck you as dumb as watching cat videos sounds you have to admit it’s really fucking awesome how we can get so many people happy from a simple video clip of a cat recorded by your little device
if you don’t think making millions of people happy through a simple means of communication is a crowning achievement you need to reorganise your priorities
You may be taking this too seriously. From my experience, when people say this, their tone indicates that their argument is just a fun jab at the fact that it is quite ironic and silly to look at pictures of kittens when we could be accessing new knowledge.. (I’m willing to bet that they too enjoy looking at cat videos over accessing information.)
I personally think that this points towards a deeper truth that despite all the wonderful technology around us that we have created, we still are rather primitive on the inside. Even if we are making others happy through an advanced means of communication, we are still looking at pictures of cats, which typically serves no purpose other than to make ourselves go “awwww”. Perhaps this statement is saying on a deeper level that we, as a species, will never truly be able to advance past our emotions and hormones, and the huge mess that comes along with having them. All in all, we’re still pretty stupid - think of the last time you did something totally illogical just because your emotions told you to do it.
Now, I have all this homework sitting in front of me which I should finish as soon as possible in order to be beneficial to me long-term, but instead I’m here writing this paragraph which is likely to be torn to shreds and disproved sentence by sentence, just so that I can be happier right now by not thinking about homework. Emotions suck.