- Apr 15, 2018
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Mark Cerny's presentation. The complexity is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the presentation will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Cerny's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation - his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these technical intricacies, to realize that they're not just complex- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Mark Cerny's presentation truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Cerny's existencial catchphrase "Pretty Cool, Right?" which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Mark Cerny's genius unfolds itself on their screens. What fools... how I pity them. And yes by the way, I DO have a Mark Cerny tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.Sad truth is, that majority of people are not smart and/or educated/wise enough to understand even 30% of that presentation, even when Cerny explains things really well.
I mean, not just this presentation, but on average people lack the information to really understand technical stuff on deeper level. And that is fine, but it is not fine when these less-technical people have the attitude of "if I dont understand it, it must be bullshit!" which is fairly common on any conversation about anything more complex than drinking a beer.
People whom dont understand things and people whom dont understand, that they dont understand things are often the same ones. So then they either call everything bullshit, or dont understand that they took the information in wrong way and now are spreading some lies themselves when they didnt understand what they heard.
I watched this presentation live and thought that this is one of the best presentations I have seen about tech stuff, and basically everything were clear as sky because Cerny explained things so well.
And then all the bullshit started and some still do claim that he said or didnt said this and that, because they just cant understand it.
But it is nice to see that one by one Cernys clear claims have been proven