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TV has already fulfilled Einstein's prediction. the internet may well be the rope out of the hole TV has narcotized so many to fall into, as it encourages feedback and interaction.

i would also blame advertising for a lot of the infantilisation, as most of the cloying, crooning babytalk mode of communication adopted by two generations now has its roots in the industry's pandering to the lowest intellectual denominator, like wise the taste for mindless repetition of moronic, meaningless catchphrases.

consumerism in general creates empty human beings, tech itself is not to blame, cell phones just another tool to communicate, garbage in garbage out.

the tantrics say the way up is the same as the way down, but in reverse. if somehow we could have skipped TV and skipped directly to the internet we may have had two more generations less zombiefied, too late now, there's a lot of brain cells to regenerate!

much work to do in this regard, luckily it's fun.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 10:12:44 AM EST

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