These seriously cringeworthy memes reek of neckbeard. The memes use Joker as a sort of gamer hero, and pair the villain with edgy text regarding being friendzoned by an elusive Veronica, or calling for gamers to "rise up." While we're hoping these are tongue-in-cheek trolling attempts, there's something so awfully believable about these images...
If you've ever felt disconcerted by the way technology/AI have interfered in our lives, you're not alone. Twitter account @internetofshit is basically dedicated to waking people up to the fact that tech is ruining our lives in the most capitalistic ways possible. Let's all find new ways to do necessary life things and charge people a premium for it. What the heck is the world coming to?
Despite being promoted as a largely social experience that would get users up and out of their seats, Pokémon Go might be promoting antisocial tendencies. New studies are finding that the game is giving players “pavement rage,” meaning feelings of anger spike when they run into other players on the street.
“Analysis showed players experience unconscious spikes in anger and frustration when they encounter other members of the public while hunting down the fictional characters in the game,” according to The Daily Mail. “The research also revealed just how immersive the game could be — with one participant in the study almost walking into the path of an oncoming truck.”
Basically, the study found that people think that they are being social and active when playing, but as neuroscience analyst Adam Simpson say, “On an unconscious level, they were so engrossed in the game they missed out on stuff that was going on in the real world around them.”
"When they encountered a large group of people in their way, for example, they showed a lot of frustration as members of public were disrupting their playing experience.”
Word to the wise: You can become the best Pokémon Master in the land, but remember, it’s lonely at the top.
Photo altering tools like Photoshop have had a significant effect on how the world perceives beauty. Hungarian singer Boggie displays the drastic change that shopped videos and images go through with her latest music video that features her appearance being digitally altered from beginning to end.