The Future is Bitcoin in South Park’s Latest Episode
In its most recent episode “Post COVID”, South Park displays a future where the only accepted means of payment is Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone in 1997, the latest hour-long episode picks up 20 years in the future with the main characters all grown up. Stan, Kyle and Cartman reunited in their hometown in what is an interesting post-pandemic world, after their buddy Kenny, who turned into a renowned scientist, passed away.
A recurring line in the episode, explaining the ‘new realities’, is “it’s the future” and not only is there crypto adoption, the future holds self driving cars and ‘meatless’ meat.
When Stan, now an online whiskey consultant, comes to Southpark, he stays at the Super 12 Motel Plus and is greeted by a clerk who assist on Stan’s booking of one of the motel’s Mach 10 Super Plus rooms. The clerk says:
“Now of course we only take bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.”
“Because… You know… It’s the future… We’ve all decided centralized banking is rigged so we trust more in fly-by-night Ponzi schemes.”
Two months back, Morgan Stanley Executive, Dennis Lynch, made a striking comparison when he said says that bitcoin’s resilience is like Kenny from the popular series South Park. Running for 24 seasons now, in almost every episode of the first five seasons, Kenny dies to be back alive in the next, resembling how Bitcoin bounces back every time. Lynch had said:
“I like to say that bitcoin’s kind of like Kenny from South Park, he dies every episode, and is back again.”
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Author: Peter Siu