The Internet – founded by the Pentagon under the guise of “liberating the information flow for a more democratic world” – is in fact creating a world of character-devoid monoculture machines who think and talk the same and with only the vaguest resemblance to their former humanity.
Life-experience has been tossed over the side in favor of whatever Wikipedia or Ask Jeeves says about it. Everyone knows everything about…well…everything. People are talk too much. No one listens. The information overload produces indecision, isolation, fragmentation and confusion in people.
All the while the “expert drones” who have positioned themselves as Internet gatekeepers get dumber, more detached from reality, and frighteningly amoral.
The most recent example of this was the black women in Minneapolis whose boyfriend had been shot by a white supremacist cop during a routine traffic stop. It was creepy enough to watch the cop screaming like the demented psychopath that he is on the video from the women’s all-important “smart” phone.
Far more disturbing was the fact that the woman was so busy narcissistically filming the situation for her fake Facebook friends and sycophants – that she neglected to help her dying boyfriend in any way. He died, but hey, she’s famous. Isn’t that what really matters?