We are the robots that the movies warned us about.
I once saw a heifer back up to a barbed wire fence so that a bull could mount her. They were oblivious to the pain. That is the internet in a nutshell, but it’s not just the internet: it’s marketing. It’s religion and politics and TV and edyoocayshun. It’s a system of Systems that presents people as reflections of the systems they create, rather than the clever animals we are. We then lose the sense of response ability that natural motions in dynamic, randomly dangerous environments gave us. Instead, we are in constant fear of imagined threats and bad systemic images, now published instantly for everyone well left behind to see and share.