Man meets escalator

this man from Papua New Guinea has never seen an escalator before. like Arthur C. Clarke said: any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
EMPIREsays...

I am fascinated by technological clashes.
One of my favorite fantasies would be to get in a time machine, and go pick up Leonardo daVinci or Jules Verne, and take them for a tour of our technology.

Am I a hopeless nerd? lol

rottenseedsays...

>> ^EMPIRE:

I am fascinated by technological clashes.
One of my favorite fantasies would be to get in a time machine, and go pick up Leonardo daVinci or Jules Verne, and take them for a tour of our technology.
Am I a hopeless nerd? lol


If you showed them the "fleshlight" or internet porn, they'd be erased from the history books.

MonkeySpanksays...

I sometimes wish I were in that man's spot. I might be speaking for a nation here when I say nothing in life excites me anymore. The magic and mysticism is gone forever

luxury_piesays...

@MonkeySpank that is entirely the problem. the major delusion of not having anything to wonder about anymore. Over 90% of our own seas isn't discovered yet. We don't have a shit of a clue what happens around us in the universe and there is so much a single mind simply can't compute.

And yet the majority doesn't see it. They are drunk on technology and can't perceive what is around them, what is so stunning about nature, the universe and of course everything.

MonkeySpanksays...

I certainly don't disagree. We don't even know how much we don't understand - that's why science is still progressing. However, the magical appeal of simple benign things such as an escalator is gone. We might not know how the world works, but we know the laws of physics at a large scale (General Theory of Relativity) and small scale (Quantum Theory). The magical and unknown phenomena still have to fit within our dictations of GTR or QT.

that is entirely the problem. the major delusion of not having anything to wonder about anymore. Over 90% of our own seas isn't discovered yet. We don't have a shit of a clue what happens around us in the universe and there is so much a single mind simply can't compute.
And yet the majority doesn't see it. They are drunk on technology and can't perceive what is around them, what is so stunning about nature, the universe and of course everything.

honkeytonk73says...

He's like, "Why? We have legs.. just use them!"

Meanwhile some 400lb'er lumbers by in slow motion, gasping, and rides the escalator up as the gears squeak under the strain of the weight.. wondering why conveyor belts don't cover all the straight-a-ways longer than a few meters.

antsays...

>> ^EMPIRE:

I am fascinated by technological clashes.
One of my favorite fantasies would be to get in a time machine, and go pick up Leonardo daVinci or Jules Verne, and take them for a tour of our technology.
Am I a hopeless nerd? lol


So basically, Bill and Ted?

siftbotsays...

Tags for this video have been changed from 'Papua, New Guinea, escalator, first time' to 'Papua New Guinea, escalator, first time' - edited by xxovercastxx

offsetSammysays...

Welcome to our wonderful technological civilization, sir. If it seems overwhelming to you, just give it time. Pretty soon you will be fat, lazy, and bored like the rest of us!

vaire2ubesays...

proof of jesus christ of nazareth the holy son begat of the father our lord in heaven jehovah.

one can come to that conclusion walking down the street!

Opus_Moderandisays...

>> ^MonkeySpank:

I certainly don't disagree. We don't even know how much we don't understand - that's why science is still progressing. However, the magical appeal of simple benign things such as an escalator is gone. We might not know how the world works, but we know the laws of physics at a large scale (General Theory of Relativity) and small scale (Quantum Theory). The magical and unknown phenomena still have to fit within our dictations of GTR or QT.
that is entirely the problem. the major delusion of not having anything to wonder about anymore. Over 90% of our own seas isn't discovered yet. We don't have a shit of a clue what happens around us in the universe and there is so much a single mind simply can't compute.
And yet the majority doesn't see it. They are drunk on technology and can't perceive what is around them, what is so stunning about nature, the universe and of course everything.



I have only one thing to say to you guys: Portal 2


bcglorfsays...

>> ^GenjiKilpatrick:

That's pretty much the same reaction I had with my first experience with moving stairs.
Yay for learning!


I thought doubly so when I first saw the flat conveyor belts in airports. On further thought both do serve some purpose beyond pure convenience for the lazy. They both speed up the flow of a crowd in the area as well. When things are really crowded, stairs and narrow hallways slow to the speed of the slowest in the herd, and this helps.

That said, yeah, 99% making life easier for the lazy masses.

persephonesays...

I like the community support he got there. The people around him understand his situation and care about him and take the effort to help him and rejoice in his victory.

kceaton1says...

I did like the glint of adventure he had in his eyes. You don't see that, genuinely, enough during these days. Fun video.

/wwhhhhyyy is my power off...?!?

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