If you’ve seen Back to the Future Part II then you know that director Stephen Spielberg had high hopes for the year 2015. Marty arrives in the fictional town of Hill Valley, California in the year October 21, 2015 to discover that the world has changed quiet a bit since 1989.
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Flying cars, hover boards, holographic movie advertisements, Jaws 19… These are just a few of the things Marty sees right upon arriving in 2015. Watching this scene today, on October 3rd, 2018, is pretty laughable. While we can be thankful that they stopped making Jaws movies after the 4th one, we can’t say the same about our transportation methods which haven’t changed in the least.
To all the people of the past, this is what you have to look forward too:
If you see that image and instantly know what it is, then don’t worry, I feel your pain; if you need someone to talk to, please, by all means, reach out to me. To those of you that don’t know anything about that image, go on Youtube and look up ‘I love it’ by Kanye West and Lil Pump. This song has brought in nearly 200 million views in less than a month, and has sparked a frenzy of memes across the internet.
Again, I apologize to the people of the past. While yes, our technology has improved pretty substantially, our music, has not. It seems that all you have to do to make some quick cash in the music industry is make a song with a semi-catchy beat, horrible lyrics, and dress up in a funny costumes and presto: you’ve got a hit.
Back in the day if you were beginning to lose your fame you just made a sex tape, but in 2018 everything is a meme, and you almost need to be a meme to be relevant, which is why many artists have began making this music that so clearly seeks to do just that.
Call it, meme music.
I think as a society we really have to start asking ourselves if memes are doing more harm than good. After all, a great man once said, “With great memes comes great responsibility,” and boy was he right. Memes are everywhere and in everything. Corporations are using them in their ads and on their social media accounts, some of the most followed Instagram accounts are meme pages, the freakin’ president uses memes for Christ’s sake!
I didn’t quiet know how extreme the meme epidemic was until I asked my nephew what he wanted to be when he grew up. He looked up at me, and without hesitation said, “I want to be a meme!”
World War I was started by the assassination of Franz Ferdinand; World War II began when the Prime Minister of Britain declared war on Germany; and World War III will surely be started by memes created by some internet troll.
Don’t get me wrong, I love memes as much as the next guy, but it’s time to ask, have we let this go too far? Have the memes taken on a life of their own and is it too late to stop them..? Will memes be the down fall of mankind!?
Sorry guys, I’m starting to sound like Conspiracy Keanu.
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Its what Keanu would do… Or is it?