Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How cultural commentators get amazing bang for the buck

'Unfortunately, manipulators can't get any result they want with equal ease. You can't pay social media companies to help end wars and make everyone kind. Social media is biased, not to the Left or Right, but downward. The relative ease of using negative emotions for the purpose of addiction and manipulation makes it relatively easier to achieve undignified results. An unfortunate combination of biology and math favors degradation of the human world. Information warfare units sway elections hate groups recruit, and nihilists get amazing bang for the buck when they try to bring society down' ~ from Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier; example comments are taken from cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht's Slipped Disc blog.

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1 comment:

Pliable said...

Classical music's biggest problem is that no one cares -