[ExI] The Future Is Going to Be Extremely Lonely

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 01:33:53 UTC 2021

I wouldn't call it lonely, though it is close.  We've been bread for
thousands of generations to support the guy at the top of the hierarchy,
against all other hierarchies.  Anyone that questioned the guy at the top
didn't survive till the next generation.

Big hierarchical social media companies are just leveraging this fact,
where everyone is bread to bleat and tweet in our own bubbles, seeking to
destroy all competing hierarchies.  Being in a bubble certainly seems
lonely to me, but all the mostly mistaken half baked bleats, with the goal
of destroying all the 'others' really makes me uncomfortable.

That's where the consensus building system at Canonizer comes in, with our
goal to switch the lonely and waring win/lose hierarchical game upside
down, making it bottom up, pulling everyone back together, so everyone gets
a voice and nobody is lonely.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2021 at 6:29 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> The Future Is Going to Be Extremely Lonely
> Social isolation has proven to be immensely profitable
> Jared A. Brock   Dec 8.2021
> <
> https://survivingtomorrow.org/the-future-is-going-to-be-extremely-lonely-f32ad9a3efcd
> >
> Quotes:
> While the average person is ready for life to get back to normal,
> there’s a zero percent chance that we’ll ever go back to how things
> were before the pandemic.
> But it’s not going to happen.
> In fact, it’s going to be the opposite. Society is going to get more
> lonely as we emerge from endless curfews, lockdowns, Orwellian
> surveillance systems, and restrictive locational controls.
> Why?
> Because the past two years have proven wildly profitable for the
> predator corporations that rule America.
> --------
> We’ve engineered our society for loneliness
> Just take a look at all the biggest companies in the world.
> Apple, Google, Amazon, Meta/Facebook, Tencent, and the banks that
> finance them all have a vested interest in keeping us apart from each
> other.
> They all profit from loneliness.
> That’s why you don’t hear big tech companies complaining about
> draconian lockdown measures. They’d rather sell surveillance tech to
> governments to keep people at home and spending time and money online.
> In the future, you’ll be “connected” constantly, and “socializing”
> digitally, but you’ll be lonelier than you’ve ever been. Because
> you’ll never be about to fool your glorious, physical, homo sapien
> body.
> -----------------------
> When I read this article for the first time, I was a bit shocked.
> I thought - 'This is a bit over the top, surely?'.
> Then I sat quietly for a few moments, got another coffee and re-read it.
> Is this really the future we are heading for?
> BillK
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