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Why are Americans so obsessed with calculators now? They weren't in the first movie.


Is it because they can easily find womens with no clothes on? Ministry of Technology Brian must have the answer but he was never asked.

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The line about the calculators really got me thinking. I'm 31 and I've grown up with basically every update to our smart phones and every year was a huge leap forward. I feel like this is the first time a generation of people grew up with technology rather than waiting a decade or century for something totally different. I guess an example would be horse and buggies to cars. So I was thinking how does someone from a tribe with no technology react when they see our world. Imagine going to jail in the 80s and coming out in 2020 seeing everyone staring at rectangles.

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There is a British comedy show known as "Goodnight Sweetheart" that features a guy in 1990s London who is suddenly able to hop back and forth between the 1990s (when the show was made) and the early 1940s in WW2. He then got stuck in the past after the war ended when the time portal closed. However, there was a special made back in 2016 that shows him suddenly able to go back into the future 2010s (from the 1960s from where he was) and he is shocked by the technology of smartphones and social media, among others. It's like an alien world to him now, and his reaction is priceless. It really is worth a watch.

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Whoa that sounds cool. Where can one watch?

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It's repeated on British TV every now and then, but I just checked and it seems that Amazon.com (US) has it, the first season, anyway:
https://www.amazon.com/Goodnight-Sweetheart-Series-1/dp/B07B9QRVQM

However, here is the future episode (2016) in question - catch it before YouTube takes it down!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFmpZh2jTPE

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There are tribes that do not interact with technology in africa, oceani and amazon. When they meet modern humans the technology is indistinguishable form magic. More urbane tribes however adopt it and use it for their own good.

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