Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Irony of Electrified Disconnection?


The Quartz article linked below delves into the prospect of a future where, as the title puts it: "The Future Is A Place Where We Won’t Have To Talk To Or Hear From Anyone We Don’t Want To.

For me this is a simply a case of what else would you expect from electrifying a social organizational model so saturated with the factory mentality of the economic operating system that supports it? Especially now that we have an ever more segmented fracturing of specialized concerns and interests. A real problem now as that factory also has automated workers competing for the same jobs; jobs we're supposed to have so that we can afford to buy the ever increasing amounts of stuff growing, robot enhanced, production capability creates.

So, as you read this article, just remember that the effects on continuing social cohesion, or even our own, individual, mental health, is just another aspect of why Capitalism is long past its use by date.


TECHNOSOLIPSISM


In recent years, technology has further enabled us to cut down on the amount of human contact we have.