More Human than You, Man

Recently, I’ve given people around $70 for the privilege of watching pictures flit by at a high rate of speed in two respective sequences. One called “Don Jon”, and another with the captivating title, “Prisoners”. (bah-dum-ch!) Reviews will probably be forthcoming, but for now I want to talk about a third film that I saw twice while waiting to retrieve my already surrendered value coupons.

It’s a documentary advert about an appliance that can answer answer obscure questions, build confidence, provide companionship, and instruct mating habits. The appliance is called Nexus 7.

Like Government Check Dad, this app can’t play catch, but it does leave Mom free to live a more empowered and YOLO life than previous generations could afford. I’m not sure how the Treehouse of Solitude gets built under this dynamic, but once it is the kid can just hang there by himself and let Google’s pathetic bastardization of The Young Gentleman’s Illustrated Primer initiate him into the mysteries of life.

4 thoughts on “More Human than You, Man

  1. Parenthetical: Highly recommend Stephenson’s Diamond Age linked to by Cane. Addresses topics like the resurgence of propositional nations (as compared to the current American all-propositions-are-like-restricting-man proposition), how home manufacture might change society, and (a topic I think underaddressed) the nature of aristocracy.

  2. @Seriously

    I read that book back in…2002, I think. Loved it. About a year ago I recommended it to a friend. (He was looking for a good cyberpunk book that was not written by William Gibson.) After he read it, he commented specifically on the discussion about the necessity of accepting hypocrisy to establish order, and attributed my similar stance to the books influence. I’d always felt that way, but the book’s treatment of the subject certainly cemented my opinions.

  3. Treehouse of solitude obviously is built by the single handyman from next door caught in the trap of Bend Over Single Mom.

    Luckily for him, it’s a catch and release program instead of a serve up for second servings after Father as the main course.

  4. The makers of this commercial have no idea the subtext. Sigh.

    [CC: I believe they do. 13-year olds do not buy themselves tablet PCs. The ad is directed at mothers.]

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