“Yesterday, your opium dreams belonged to you. Today, they belong to everyone else. Social media are the opium dens of the 21st century.” - Jeff Einstein
We are watching Aldous Huxley’s dystopian vision of a Brave New World controlled by state-sanctioned addiction unfold right before our eyes…
Brave New Digital World
There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution. – Aldous Huxley
We are watching Huxley’s dystopian vision of a Brave New World controlled by state-sanctioned addiction unfold right before our eyes. And sure enough, we rather enjoy it. The only surprise is that the operative pharmacological agents he warned against aren’t delivered in pill or other physical form, and we don’t call them soma or heroin or crystal meth or crack. They’re delivered in bits and bytes instead, and we call them media. — Jeff Einstein
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