A meditation on the social internet from Grant Park in Atlanta. How it cheapens our lives and flattens our existence into an unrecognizable desert of non-distinction. More
A meditation on the social internet from Grant Park.
"We need to recognize that boredom is a feature, not a bug. Boredom is not something we should seek to eradicate or push deep down so that we can’t feel it anymore. Boredom should be embraced and cultivated. It is an eminently natural human feeling with an attendant purpose. Boredom breeds in us an appreciation for that which entertains. But if boredom did not exist, nor would its opposite pole of entertainment. The infinite loop of the social internet flattens these poles into an unrecognizable desert of non-distinction. Life is meant to be a highly-variable experience, and so often the twenty first century life is far more predictable than that of those lives lived in previous centuries."