Learn About BioShock Infinite's Creepy Pseudo-History

The first instalment of the Columbia: Modern Day Icarus? video series reminded Luke, me and loads of other folks of the low-budget, off-putting documentaries and filmstrips that aired in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

I used to have to watch those things in class too with some annoying homework assignment attached to them. Imagine if anything as disturbingly cool as the Songbird was ever shown in your classroom. All fart jokes and note-passing would cease. And a quiet terror would settle over the student body.


    This reminds me of the story of Omelas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ones_Who_Walk_Away_from_Omelas) that is always used as a point of discussion for Utilitarianism. The basic premise is that a city remains utopian with everyone happy and having a perfect old time - except for one child, locked away in misery. Everyone knows and it's on this condition that the city remains happy.

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