Michi713 Posted January 29, 2021 Share Posted January 29, 2021 The internet is different from any other drug because it tailors itself to exploit each individual’s weaknesses. Users behave like crack addicted caricatures seeking dopamine hits of attention and approval, bits of information and entertainment. Even a comparatively light user experiences withdrawal symptoms of anxiousness, inability to focus, and a nagging urge to consume anything in the first days of detoxification. The culturally created need to consume is the driving force of industrial society. This post-industrial, virtual hybrid is consuming itself into oblivion. When one watches a movie or TV show, reality falls away in favor of the programming. A gap is created in the continuity of experience and is filled with sounds and images provided by the programmer. Memory is disoriented because although the viewer is able to recall the program, he usually cannot recollect the specific context in his life in which it was viewed. Multiply this effect by the number of programs consumed in a lifetime and you have complete mind fuckery. Because programs consist of dramatic and sometimes traumatic content they are associated with an array of emotions in the viewer’s subconscious mind. This is the goal of programming: behavior modification by eliciting emotional responses to stimuli: mass mind control. Disruption of continuity of experience correlates to disruption of thought processes. The internet blows to doors off this phenomenon and creates dependence upon itself for what used to be basic cognitive functions. The ability to focus attention, memorize, and problem solve have all been surrendered to screens. To the extent that clocks, calendars, grocery lists, and stores disappear from physical reality, so does the individual recede from the physical world. This half-functioning person is primed to invite all aspects of his existence to be uploaded. Work, education, commerce, sexuality, even family have all been surrendered to screens! The situation is grave. In referring to the internet, Tucker Carlson remarked, “Tech companies control the only speech that matters.” A woman rides her bike holding a phone in front of her face. Reality is debased in favor of bloated self-importance. These grotesque absurdities, along with the tyranny of the post-covid world manifest solely from our addiction to devices. The only rebellion is to break the addiction and regain perspective. 4 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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