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The video titled "Нам конец?" reflects on the film "Tomorrowland" and its message about the future. It explores the contrast between pessimistic and optimistic views of the future, emphasizing the need for humanity to regain its optimism. The speaker suggests that in order to avoid a dystopian future, we must change the art and culture we produce, creating more optimistic films and telling inspiring stories. The video also discusses the role of technology, acknowledging its potential for good and evil. It argues that we must use technology in the right way and create the right technologies to build a brighter future. Ultimately, the film's message is to feed the right wolf, although it recognizes that knowing which wolf to feed is not always clear.

  • 00:00:00 In this section, the speaker reflects on a recent viewing of the film "Tomorrowland" and discusses its message about the future. They note that in today's world, discussions about the future typically focus on dystopian and pessimistic scenarios, as humanity faces global issues like war and climate change. However, the speaker believes that there was a time when people looked to the future with hope and optimism. While acknowledging the film's narrative flaws, they suggest that it is worth exploring what the director is trying to convey and engaging in the discussion the film invites. The speaker also highlights the track record of the filmmaker, Brad Bird, known for creating thought-provoking films that resonate with audiences of all ages. They mention a film course that analyzes the works of legendary directors and recommend it to gain a deeper understanding of cinema. The speaker then briefly describes the beginning of the film, where a young George Clooney invents a jetpack and attempts to sell it but is met with skepticism.
  • 00:05:00 In this section, the transcript discusses the story of a young girl named Athena who gives Lil Cluni a badge and tells him to follow her to help the creators earn money by integrating Pepsi-Cola. Lil Cluni is transported to the future and then everything goes haywire. The transcript then shifts to another young dreamer named Casey Newton, who is portrayed as smart and optimistic. She meets Athena, who recognizes her dreaminess and gives her the same badge. Casey's magical badge stops working, and she tries to find out more about it. She ends up in a store where she encounters evil robots played by actresses from WandaVision and Kegan Key from Key & Peele, but she is saved by Newton. Eventually, Newton meets George Clooney, who has transformed from an optimistic zoomer to a pessimistic boomer after inventing a machine that predicts humanity's imminent self-destruction. The future Earth is shown to be full of catastrophes, but people have started making content about the impending apocalypse instead of trying to change it.
  • 00:10:00 In this section, the speaker discusses the concept of the future and its different perspectives. The pessimistic view of the future is associated with the present, while the optimistic view is associated with the past and is expressed in a retro-futuristic style. The film explores these themes and suggests that in order for humanity to survive, we need to stop receiving negative signals and creating negative content. We need to become optimistic dreamers again. The speaker also mentions the idea of the end of history and the cancellation of the future, where capitalism has won and there are no more great ideological conflicts. As a result, philosophy and art become museums of the past, and people lose their creative impulse. The speaker concludes that in order to avoid this dystopian future, we need to change the art and culture we produce and find a way to break free from the cycle of self-fulfilling prophecies.
  • 00:15:00 In this section, the video suggests that as a solution, we should engage in a different form of art by creating optimistic films and telling inspiring stories in order to have a chance at building a brighter future. It emphasizes that it is not difficult to replace the massive tower that broadcasts the end of the world with something more hopeful. The film also presents the idea that technology can amplify human intentions, but there is also a counterpoint that technology often directs our intentions instead. The example given is how smartphones were initially seen as a cool gadget to play games on, but eventually became indispensable for social, academic, and work life. The film argues that technology can be used for both good and evil, depending on how it is used, and that it is important to create and use the right technologies in the right way. Overall, the message of the film is that we should feed the right wolf, but it is also acknowledged that we never know exactly which wolf to feed.

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