Not Quite Right

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If you haven’t gotten the memo, the most popular video on the internet currently is a few minutes clip of 20 strangers kissing. The astonishing effect is supposed to show our impulsive nature towards tenderness and acceptance. In the most beautiful result scenario, we humans can also exude genuine intimacy with someone whom doesn’t know anything about us at all but our names and our eye colors as we move in closely for the take.

This is bullshit! Let me tell you why. It doesn’t take a social psychologist to immediately see that all 20 strangers chosen are attractive, like, more than just decent looking. Also, there is no mis-matches in all the pairs except one couple. Gays with gays, lesbians with lesbians, ethnic with ethnic. The one couple with less visual compatibility is a very young guy and woman obviously older than 60; but again, she is stunningly beautiful. If there were any authenticity to this, they’d have not done the video in the studio, but on the street of NY. Or even better, go to a Walmart! HA, not one pair of strangers would kiss each other there.

Also, in case you weren’t aware: any video on the internet not directly uploaded by you, of you, on a platform like YouTube, Vimeo, or your own Vine iPhone app requires a legal waiver. If you’ve ever been filmed or videoed or on tv for anything, heck even models walking a runway before it is filmed live, one must sign a waiver. Realistically, by the time the camera got rolling, none of these people were as strange to the other as the premise leads you to believe. Call me a cynic, but i’m super tired of catch-all videos being made for the sake of going viral, up-shooting the SEO of said website. I would love to believe strangers are so sincere, that there can be involuntary affection. But as far as this video goes, it is in no way representative of any population of true strangers. People are too strange.

What is super strange is this Malaysian flight disappearance. It may be years before we know. It may be years before we can mentally accept what we know. Like any good plot, as mediocre as debating the outcome of a tv drama or as grand as pyramid architecture, there will always be conspiratorial minds. Some supernatural causes.

I don’t know why I’ve been completely fascinated by this Bitcoin experiment. It is an experiment. Whether you think it’s a Ponzi scheme or is the future of transactions, it is worth staying privy of. The latest speculation here is who actually created it? Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

And after being palpably ecstatic about the possibility of speed reading, there is even skepticism surrounding Spritz, the app I mentioned in the last post. Is reading 1,000 words per minute even possible? I will give it a go anyway. 600 words actually. Do-able 🙂

What the heck is going on in the world in which we’ve collectively generated so much doubt? I hope we move through it quickly.

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