Wednesday, August 17, 2011


. . . I am always struck by the endless stress they put themselves through. They must manage their on-line reputations constantly, avoiding the ever-roaming evil eye of the hive mind, which can turn on an individual at any moment. A "Facebook generation" young person who suddenly becomes humiliated on line has no way out, for there is only one hive.

I would prefer not to judge the experiences or motivations of other people, but surely this new strain of gadget fetishism is driven more by fear than by love.  (kindle 1411+)

Jaron Lanier

You Are Not a Gadget

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