Monday, June 5, 2017

The Economics Of Addiction Laid Bare

And let's not forget that this is the whole point of marketing in the electrified age of our mutated economic operating system: to message something to the point where you just can't do without it. And boy what a money maker we get when we can combine that with a product that was built to stay on message like one a hundred times more powerful than morphine.

Just wait, though, till VR gets a lot more high fidelity. You think they can message, and develop the product to go with the economics of addiction now? What about when they have a fundamentally more direct route to the brain. You think you can't wait for the super entertaining distractions to come? All they can hear is the mega echo of ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching.

If we go down this path we will earn exactly the kind of folly it deserves. And so will the kings of ka-ching, even though they have no clue as to just how bad that will be. Because their addiction is just as bad as ours is.

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