Vaguely religious motif in the topic it would seem. Perhaps it is...
How much of our lives are slowly being morphed and pushed toward a hyperconsumption culture?
Intellectual Fast Food. Not the kind of culinary delight that requires time, patience, and experience to craft and enjoy, but rather a mass produced, mass marketed, genetically maligned brain filler.
Addicting as the fattiest and sweetest craving food one could muster.
We consume gobs of it. Akin to the heyday when mass produced and over processed fast food was at its peak, we gobble up the devices and feeds with a euphoric voraciousness. It is carefully crafted of unbalanced form, composed largely of what seems to be mechanically produced fats, salts, and carbohydrates.
What is it doing to our minds?
When we lift up out of this somnambulist haze, we see devices and forms carefully engineered and sculpted to prey on this newfound habitual addiction. We see brains that have been behaviorally aligned specifically to the new endless menu of SuperSizedGibsonBugers, HuxleyPops, and OrwellLoops.
And out of this new consumerist culture we see the creation of new descendant forms modeled in their image. A second coming of shallow, quick, and Just Create(TM) form. An abomination of creativity.
"The old nuanced, informed, and painstakingly learned creativity doesn't fit into our systems."
"Then change it."
A smacking new, low rent, never-baked, and dollar shop Frankenstein creativity crammed and rammed into 140 character orifices.
Now the sages of the era inform and contextualize the new creativity in ways that the historical system couldn't bend to.
"Your audience used to give you fifteen seconds. Now they give you 140 characters. Make sure to keep your message simple enough to fit within the first 100 in order to provide an image."
Entertainment software the is lauded for vaulting you into the environment and algorithmically altered to prey on habitual genetics.
Software that installs with the ease of a click to get you sharing your inner creativity, through the studied and craftsmanlike application of canned effects, meaningless captions, and zero voice.
Bite sized reading jammed full of inflammatory click grabbing, fanboy and fangrrl masturbatory self reassurance, and laced with the dark syrup of astroturf or shill supported journalism.
Brain Gut Load.
Will it take an entire generation (or two or three or four) to develop some sort of backwards neural deficiency before we take issue? Or will this cerebral diet have such devastating impact on our mental muscles that will render the emergency stop button out of reach of our atrophied state?
Will we care?
Do you now?