Is Idiocracy Real?

Idiocracy (2006)
Private Joe Bauers, a decisively average American, is selected as a guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program but is forgotten, awakening to a future so incredibly moronic he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Director: Mike Judge
Writers:  Mike Judge(story)Etan Cohen(screenplay)
Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard

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Prophetic Movie?

It's a great movie. Funny and entertaining. And somewhat scary, because today world resembles the world as in Idiocracy. There are signs, these days, showing that the movie Idocracy could become a reality.


The main character finds himself trapped in a world that is totally dumbed-down. A few examples:

  • People don't drink water anymore. They drink Mountain Dew instead.
  • They even 'watered' the crops with Mountain Dew for years.
  • Crops and vegetables are not able to grow anymore.
  • A very stupid form of entertainment is the standard.
  • People don't know anymore what they should do with trash. Huge mountains of trash are the result.
  • The infrastructure is on the brink of total collapse because people don't know how to build or repair anymore.
  • Profanity in advertisement.
Photo: Movie still from Idiocracy.  © Twentieth Century Fox, Ternion Pictures.

Idiocracy: a disturbingly prophetic look at the future of America – and our era of stupidity
Suggesting that morons rather than nerds will inherit the earth, and that the results will be catastrophic, the film begins with a context-setting intro so real it hurts. Judge cuts between an intelligent adult couple discussing why they won’t be having children right now (“not with the market the way it is”) and a ... less intelligent couple breeding like rabbits (“I thought youse was on the pill or some shit?”).
Observing that “evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence”, the narrator explains that “with no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most – and left the intelligent to become an endangered species”.

Source: theguardian.com - 7.18.2021


THE ORAL HISTORY OF IDIOCRACY, MIKE JUDGE'S TIME TRAVEL TRIUMPH
Against these odds, Idiocracy touched a nerve. DVD sales grew to more than 20 times the film's box office. Audiences began to appreciate that its director seems to have seen into the future with superhero accuracy. (No one wore Crocs in 2006. Now everyone wears them.)
MIKE JUDGE (WRITER AND DIRECTOR): The first time I got the rough idea was in '96. I was thinking about evolution. In our modern world, pretty much everyone survives, so what would that mean in the long run if you're talking about purely genetics? I very quickly had the idea of some kind of time-traveler-frozen-in-a-coma kind of thing.

Source: inverse.com - 9.1.2021

Is Idiocracy Real?

 

Idiocracy Director Says It's 'Scary' How Accurate His Movie Has Become
As I examined back in 2014, the “Idiocracy is a documentary” narrative is not new. And it speaks to a general sense that the United States is not only getting dumber, but that “dumber” people (which is to say, people you disagree with politically) are breeding more. The whole film ultimately advocates for a kind of soft eugenics to fix the entire mess.
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Idiocracy, like all great futurist art, is a rorschach test. And Idiocracy has been incredibly successful as a piece of futurism in this regard.

Source: gizmodo.com - 8.9.2016


17 Ways Idiocracy Has Actually Come True
The Police Are Hyper-Violent and Aggressive
In Idiocracy, the police brutally arrest Joe multiple times, randomly pepper spraying him, blowing up Frito's car, and treating Joe like garbage. It reminds one of the violent, aggressive responses to protesters involved in everything from Ferguson to Occupy Wall Street.
Meaningless Buzzwords Sell Food Products
In Idiocracy, the more "molecules" and "electrolytes" something has, the better it is. How is that different from our habit of slapping "gluten free," "organic," or "natural" labels on everything, no matter what its origin actually is?
Medical Debt Is Destroying People's Lives
After he thaws out of hibernation, Joe is arrested for not paying his hospital bill (due to not having a barcode tattooed on him) and is put on trial. While we're not quite at that level yet, medical debt is the biggest cause of bankruptcy in the US, with roughly 40% of Americans owing some kind of money for medical procedures. In 2013, consumer debt from medical bills equaled that of credit cards and student loans - combined.
Cars Can Be Disabled Remotely
As Frito, Joe, and Rita try to get away, Frito's car is remotely disabled, allowing hyper-violent police to come and destroy it. Sound far-fetched? Tell that to subprime car loan holders, whose cars are being disabled by remote kill switches if they miss a payment; or to the hackers who have developed technology to turn off a car by hacking into its remote Internet.

Source: ranker.com - 10.22.2019


 Idiocracy creator says it might have been too optimistic
In fact, Judge told The New York Times Magazine in an article published Thursday that he's not quite sure the United States will still exist in 2505 — the year in which "Idiocracy" is set.
The film centers around a dystopian future, in which mankind has devolved into abject stupidity after repeated generations in which the dumbest have the most children.

Source:  thehill.com- 2.24.2018


Dumber by the decade: Humans are getting increasingly less intelligent, but why?

After decades of advances, IQ scores have gone into decline - which doesn’t bode well for our chances of figuring out why

Source: www.alphr.com - 6.13.2018


With Teen Mental Health Deteriorating Over Five Years, There's A Likely Culprit

Source: iflscience.com - 3.4.2018


Scientists create GM crops to use less water

Source: iflscience.com - 3.6.2018


10 Things ‘Idiocracy’ Predicted Would Happen, and Sadly Already Have
Ads EVERYWHERE
This one was a fairly obvious dig on society as it already was when the movie came out, but it’s gotten way worse since. You virtually can’t go anywhere without being bombarded by advertisements, and it’s only going to continue to get worse and more prevalent as technology advances. Think about it, when was the last time you watched a YouTube video, surfed the Internet in general, or even watched television for more than five minutes without some product being pushed in your face? Heck, even phone apps are loaded with them if you aren’t specifically paying them not to.
Profanity in Advertising
In “Idiocracy,” there are quite a few advertisements and even company names themselves that use profanity to hawk their products (“ButtFuckers” being the standout). Carl’s Jr.’s slogan in the film is “Fuck You! I’m Eating!,” and then there’s this guy (pictured left). While we’re not quite there yet in terms of just blatantly cussing at people to sell stuff, if you listen to the radio on any sort of regular basis, you’ve probably heard ads for Frank’s Red Hot touting “I put that **** on everything.” And even more recently, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has taken it to the next level, inching us ever closer to the film’s dystopian vision.

Source: mandatory.com - 8.9.2013


'FCK': KFC issues full-page apology for 'chicken crisis'
The full-page image on the back cover of the Metro newspaper shows an empty bargain bucket with the company’s logo rearranged to read “FCK”.
Many of the chain’s nearly 900 stores remain closed, while some of those that are open are offering limited menus.
KFC said the situation could continue until the end of this week, adding: “The Colonel is working on it.”

Source: independent.co.uk - 2.23.2018


How to Make a Mountain Dew Cheesecake 

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Air pollution linked to brain alterations and cognitive impairment in children

Source: eurekalert.org - 3.4.2018


American Women Are Having Fewer Children Than They’d Like

Source: nytimes.com - 2.13.2018


Let's Not Panic Over Women With More Education Having Fewer Kids

Source: theatlantic.com - 2.12.2013


Scientists Discover Why More Educated Women Have Fewer Children

Source: jezebel.com - 7.5.2011


Mountain Dew Nike Dunks Shoes

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