Delusional promises of end of loneliness and suffering, and every known social health hazard of yesterday spirited away just like that. Yet in the really real world, anybody under the sun intrinsically realizes (or ought to, at least) that good things come to those who garner patience and self discipline. Even things not waited for or earned, when had with immediacy often times fail to satisfy. It’s like a master chef cooking a masterful, exquisite gourmet meal of lavish magnitude, the said chef” 5th symphony composed in food form. Yet said chef used other methodologies his competitors used, which he himself employed simply for experience thinking those techniques superior. He takes shortcuts, the food isn’t up to par, it tastes different than it ought. In short he’s dissatisfied in his spirit. The struggle, the exertion when rendered worthless, a pain point becomes less romantic and fulfilling. It’s assassinating the whole pleasurable essence of a thing. If nothing was worth some sacrifice life would become far more dull than it already could potentially be, why make it more dull than dull actual ?
the hopeless, anti romantic mileau of internet culture + life has certainly chipped away and chiseled out all vestiges of what once was. Yet like AI it isn’t even truly aware of its own self, its own side effects on the psyche of others. If the world actually knew the good and the bad, it might have tentatively stepped toward a tech addicted culture rather than leap headlong into bed with it. Intended side effects include narcissism, self absorbsion, isolation, OCD, and negative thinking (anything I missed here?). Today we see no improvement, no betterment in the way things are (or aren’t) yet the gatekeepers themselves are under scrutiny and attack for wronging their own users (Zuckerberg). What are we going to do when all there really is to do is update anti-social media and call it a night ? Surely there must be some entertaining aspects to it all besides posting selfies of ones own self “trying” not to try, pretending not to be pretending. It’s all pretty darn wierd no need to make it wierder or pretend that wierd is perfectly ordinary. We might glean useful bits of information online but not all of it at all quality or applicable to real life. So in essense it’s more delusional than we even can conceive of it as a whole. We take security in its intelligence steroids when they’re actually more placebo.