I’ve changed my mind.
i thought the future was augmentation.
i think the future is deletion
we build machines now not to add things to our lives, but to delete the worthless
tivo to delete the crap from tv
spamassassin to delete the spam from our mailboxes
answerfones to delete the ex-girlfriends from our lives
ECUs to delete servicing from our cars
cars to delete other people from our commute
suburbs to delete the city from our homes
it’s all about deletion
it happened when we had everything we needed.
of course we’ll never have everything we want.
what does the news media delete? truth? curiosity?
I think it deletes doubt, even when it leaves gaping holes, it presents a picture of completeness.