Friday, 4 May 2012

Hilarious lies

How will the cultural archivists of tomorrow separate our hilarious lies from the real truth? Or deadpan historical fiction from attempts at accurate history? There's a whole subculture of people presenting lies or fantasy as if it were truth, and we only know it is a joke by knowing the real truth. Fast forward a few hundred years and the real truth of the moment is lost, leaving only equally-plausible cultural artifacts. So how do those people of the future separate the truth from the lies?

Mokalus of Borg

PS - Most people won't care.
PPS - It's the ones who do care that I'm concerned for.

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