2018/09/14: I am beginning to think that these things cannot coexist. Technology - of this kind, unregulated, unmonitored, left to its own ends - and civilization.
two factors behind a growing global epidemic of mental breakdown: technology and imploding capitalism
we are building a world where they choice to believe all the foolish things that they want.
No, it is not really your "right" to believe any foolish thing you want. Beliefs, too, exist only within boundaries.
The decivilized have begun to believe in delusions. Delusions are fantasies.
social media lets us dehumanize people costlessly, frictionlessly, with ease
And it seems to me as if in America, we are taught to see personal violence — but remain blind to structural and institutional violence. The American always bears on their own shoulders the risk of being left for dead, abandoned, neglected, forced into having to make terrible choices like “my mortgage or my cancer.” But the job of modern, democratic institutions and structures is precisely to prevent all that, and bear that risk — not to enforce it.
When I consider about the American way of thinking about things - maybe even everything- it appears to me to boil down to three interlocking elements. Individualism. Competition. And materialism (not
By now, you might have heard: continuing a long string of jaw-dropping mishaps, Uber lost it's license to operate in London. Let's talk about it for a moment, because I think it's a perfect mini case