»Cops, emergency room doctors, and insurance agents see a bit of this already. They realise how many crazy impossible things actually happen all the time. For instance, a burglar gets stuck in a chimney; a truck driver in a head-on collision is thrown out of his front window and lands on his feet, walking away; a wild antelope galloping across a bike trail knocks a man off his bicycle; a candle at a wedding ignites the bride’s hair on fire; a girl casually fishing off a backyard dock catches a huge man-sis shark. In former times these unlikely events would be private, known only as rumours, stories a friend of a friend told, easily doubted and not really believed.
But today they are on YouTube, and they fill our vision. You can see them yourself. Each of these weird freakish events has been seen by millions.«, Kevin Kelly, Inevitable
»Soon only the most extraordinary moments of 6 billion citizens will fill our streams. So henceforth rather than be surrounded by ordinariness we’ll float in extraordinariness—as it becomes mundane. […] The impossible will feel inevitable«, ebenda
Wie langweilig wird da selbst das sehr gute?