Imagine what it would be like if a time traveler from 1971 appeared in modern-day Times Square. The digital displays, the smartphones, the modern cars: almost everything around him would seem foreign. The same is true for Otis Johnson.
After 44 years Johnson was recently released from prison. And Al Jazeera English was there to capture his unique take on our modern world. As users of Reddit.com pointed out, Johnson’s experience is not all that different from the culture shock a time traveler might experience.
At any rate, I hope Johnson enjoys his new freedom. Also, someone should probably make sure he catches up on the Star Wars trilogies before The Force Awakens comes out next month.