Friday, July 25, 2014

Lucky Lucy

Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, directed by Luc Besson, opens today.  Don't know much about it, but the poster says "The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity.  Imagine what she could do with 100%." (One thing she could do is remember the plot of Limitless from 2011, which had the same premise.)

I've always been intrigued by this weird urban legend that we only use 10% of our brains. Though it makes no sense, I've been hearing it pretty much all my life.  I've even met a number of people who believe it.  And it keeps popping up in popular culture (where at least it can lead to a fun, if absurd, plot).

Considering there are pretty easy sources available (in addition to common sense) that refute this claim, I can only conclude that people are using less than 10% of the capacity of their computers.


Anonymous Denver Guy said...

I know we've had a remake of "Carrie," but I wonder that no one has done a sequel, where Carrie has grown up and come to terms with her mind powers?

8:02 AM, July 25, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In "Defending Your Life," Rip Torn's character says he uses (I believe) 47% of his brain and that the average human uses 3-5%.

11:02 AM, July 25, 2014  
Blogger LAGuy said...

There are a lot of movies and TV shows where people start using more of their brains, Here are some examples:

11:32 AM, July 25, 2014  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

Maybe it started out as "75 percent of what you are doing is stupid--and that's on a good day," and got corrupted from there.

1:12 PM, July 25, 2014  

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