Reality Check - Amazing E3 Secrets Revealed Through Reverse Speech!
Cam embraces pseudoscience this week in a bid to discover E3's biggest secrets.
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Host: Cameron Robinson
So what happens when you repeat a word over and over and over and it ends up sounding weird. Almost like it lost its meaning.
It just sounds like a noise and 5 minutes later, you're okay again lol
Laugh. My. Forking. Arse off.
That tune, ruined forever! No, sorry. Fixed forever.
This episode was a landmark moment in education.
Reality Check is a really cool segment. Not just on GS but on the web in general. Cam is a great host too.
That reminded me of a Freakonomics' podcast called "It's Fun To Smoke Marijuana". It's about the same topic. http://freakonomics.com/2014/03/13/its-fun-to-smoke-marijuana-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/
Freakonomics' Podcasts are utterly interesting, you would like them, Cam.
First, the Skyward Sword theme appeared to have lifted from a reversed Zelda's Lullaby. It's quite cool, actually. Perhaps not paradolia as shown in this video, but very cool nonetheless.
Second, what was up with that "Obama's Elf" song in the closing seconds?
Thirdly, have you listened to this Reality Check episode backwards for meta-paradolia messages?
Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin -- Backwards!!
That's the song that got this stuff super popular.
If there is a bustle in you hedgerow don't be alarmed now.
It's just a spring clean for the may queen.
Yes there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run,
There's still time to change the road you're on.
Since I'm not a Satan worshiper, I will not say what it says backwards.
Satan comes in the image of God. Bright loving; someone you put your faith into; someone giving you the pleasures and delights of your heart, but is really your worst enemy -- a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Real world application: you're so called best friend has the power to be your worst enemy and hurt you the most. Some pastors at church might fall into this category; a con-man; that 'wonderful' woman or man in your life; spending too much time playing video games; or anyone you put blind faith in, ect.
Reversing the speech for E3 was very interesting but I'm intrigued to here world leaders speech being reversed. That may be a bit scary.
I feel for the interns that had to sit through all those presentations again in order to make this episode. (shudder)
Bwahaha! Feces in trees, Seb there will be robots, and a reference to my hero, Carl Sagan. Videos like this are why I love Gamespot. There are clearly some great people working here.
Another great episode, Cam. I always look forward to the next episode of this show.
How are you going to break it to Seb that there really wasn't a robots message? (Should just leave it be I guess.)
"Obama's Elf" was pretty funny. One of my grandmothers always mangled the lyrics to songs. Hearing her always cracked me up.
I can't wait to play Call of Surfing: Advanced Surfwear, Far Cry Surf, Batman: Surfin' Knight, No Man Surfs, Surfborne, The Surfer 1886, Metal Surf Solid, Surfline Miami 2, Surfing Age: Surfisition, and Tom Clancy's Surf's Up!
Cam, Carl Sagan was speculating about what infants did a million years ago, the truth is we have no idea, but here you quote it as scientific fact.
Ah memories of catholic school. Our teacher, as proof that Led Zeppelin's music was evil, played sections backwards and insisted he was saying "I live for the devil"...
Another evolutionary reason for auditory pareidolia is to be able to communicate in areas where the background noise obscures but does not completely drown out speech. Even with only very small amounts of information getting through it is amazing how much you can understand because of the brain's ability to fill in the blanks. This is particularly true if you know the person speaking very well, as you pick up on the tonal and timing patterns in their speech as much as the words themselves. (Try getting a friend to say something using only vowel sounds, and see how much you understand)
This has been put to practical use in the area of very low data rate communication, where intelligible speech can be transmitted at bit-rates of only a few hundred bps,
@NTM23 Yeah Cosmos was great, and Neil is doing him justice.
@cratecruncher No interns, just me and Seb. It was a weird day.
@tomservo51 He was using Carl Sagans speculation to demonstrate that our brains are "hardwired" to see faces (even in places where there isn't much of a face at all). That relates to how many of us look for meaning in places where it doesn't really exist. How do you figure that Cam is (wrongly) claiming something as a scientific fact?
@matman01 I've noticed when listening to someone with a heavy foreign accent how quickly we become "tuned" to their unique inflection and able to somehow comprehend what they're saying. That's not exactly the same thing but probably related.
@Tuckpoint Lol, you're funny