The thin veneer that holds civil society together grows thinner and weaker by the year. The sheen of societal spectacle; sports, entertainment and the numbing paste of branded lifestyles cannot hold our ugly, violent side at bay for long.
Self-awareness can be seen as a fault, a bug, a tragedy. Not a blessing at all.
Essentially all human creative activity is one large collaboration, the whole of which most of us are unable to take in and comprehend. Perhaps there lies the meaning we seek.
Smartphones are the new cigarettes, the new slot machines.
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The irony of the internet and web both being state-funded technologies and given away for free is utterly lost on the capitalist, wealth-hoarding tech behemoths who have exploited those gifts (and ultimately us) for their own ends.
Privacy and anonymity have become luxuries not rights for all.
If it doesn’t exist online it’s insulated from the swipe ‘n’ click world. Like an old weapon in a box, becoming more powerful than you can imagine.