Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Looking into the Past

Sometimes, I think about, say, 20 or 30 years in the past, and try to imagine how they worked without computers. Then again, I think the people 20 years from now will look into us and our gas-guzzling environment-polluting cars and put on a huge sigh.

But, upon watching an episode of Futurama, I think I'll change my perspective. It was the episode where Fry goes to a museum in the year 3000, and one exhibit is the 20th century factory assembly line. The museum commentator says, they don't know exactly how the 20th century people worked, but their best guess is like this: a bunch of robots, with primitive looking clubs, chanting "Buga Buga Buga!!!".

When it comes to looking into the past, we often do the same. Archaelogists tend to create elaborate theories about the origin of things. I wonder what people 50 years from now would think of us, the modern techologies we cherish, and so on.

Buga buga buga? That's how we are achieving this? Who knows!!

PS: My profound(!!) thoughts come from watching Futurama and Family guy. Yeah, I'm very shallow ... :(

4 comments:

Atunu said...

OMG, what is this? Rana bhai taking reference from futurama and familyguy? Am I seeing right? Thats pretty awesome :D

You could've probably watch any episode of the 4 funniest cartoon shows in USA,ONLINE, on streaming media..but maybe no more

And I heard khala saying that you worked as a truck driver for a day ^_^ ? Hee hee...is is allowed to drive any heavy vehicle in Illinois?

Fun food for thought 1/2

Atunu said...

there's an "ed" missing..hope you won't rub it in like always.

Ragib said...

I do like Futurama a lot, and have watched the whole 4 seasons on DVD from the local library. And I think by now, I've watched most of the old Family Guy episodes as well.

I like to watch TV a lot. Series' I've seen completely include: Star Trek: TNG (have seen 75% of Star Trek TOS, it's on G4TV each week now), Friends, Roseanne, Fresh Prince of Bell Air, Seinfield, King of the Hill, The 4400 etc.


As for the truck, I can drive U-Haul ones without any extra license. It was a 17-19 feet truck.

(Had seen both of them .... :) funny indeed .... )

Sadiq M. Alam said...

buga buga buga !!

hello ragib bhai!

thanks for the sharing. i love futurama. will be watching that soon.