posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 10:41 PM
Originally posted by Hefficide
I blame Madison Ave and Hollywood. In fact I honestly think that these combined forces have either accidentally or deliberately altered human
psychology in a profound and deeply disturbing manner - one that threatens to change the course of the evolution of our species.
Sound hyperbolic and a tad insane? I don't blame you for thinking that. Even I take a step back from these thoughts and have the same reaction. But
that doesn't negate my feelings that I am right on the money.
Trying to place blame on two of the most capitalistic entities like Mad Ave. and Hollywood is a bit hyperbolic and you might say a "tad" insane.
If it's blame were interested in, look no further than the www. to turn people into narcissistic, cloistered, withdrawn fools. We don't need human
interaction anymore; we got facebook, pornography, wii, smart phones and the cloud to keep us connected to the web even when were out among other
people, who are more interested in staying "connected" [social media] than real social interaction. Even ATS puts a barrier between us and our flesh
and blood community outside the www. Is that healthy?
I used to think that social media might bring people together but actually it's a phony connectedness that actually fosters personal greed and
selfishness. Don't get me wrong, Mad Ave and Hollywood are not blameless and I'm not defending them but ultimately they give the masses what they
want because that's how profit is generated. They have rooms full of MBAs trying to figure out the next fad, personality, game, or diversion, to
jump on; just like the nerdy web developers. I don't think that business is that much interested in social engineering as much as profit. I could
be wrong though!!
This "greed and selfishness" question is way past being political; it's a cultural manifestation that was generated by the industrial revolution and
technology. We simply don't need each other that much anymore.
All this while I sit in the dark, except for the light from a computer monitor....alone!
edit on 24-11-2012 by olaru12 because: (no reason