internet natives and their pathologies

toko

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Lukas comment about the obvious connection between having a real job and being political made me think of an experience I recently had. I recently attended a conference in denver. I went by myself. From the airport I got into my uber. Arriving at the hotel I used my phone as a key check into my room. Feeling tired and lazy I ordered doordash. the food was waiting for me 30 min later in front of my door. The only human face I saw during that sequence of events was the uber drivers face, but even that was behind a mask. the whole situation struck me as profoundly alienating and lonely. If you actually think about it, I may as well not have travelled. The process of production, (in this case the production of services) was a complete black box. It was completely abstracted away. the scary thing is I'm sure I could keep living like this if I so desired. given I move magic internet money around well enough I could live in a totally secluded bubble, ignorant of how the things I consume were made. even my grass is delivered to my house, I don't even have to deal with drug dealers.

I'm sure I'm not saying anything novel- but I guess it was a personal learning moment. Internet abstracts away the difficulty and process of acquiring goods and services but in doing so leaves you in a kind of ignorant bliss.
 
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Clinamenic

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Yeah and it seems like it's our own preferences as consumers that continue to nudge our reality in these directions, where even slight inconveniences are competitively disadvantageous as far as services are concerned.

It gets at another point that is made here frequently, that its as if our technology and our society is evolving without getting our permission to, when really we've been voting with our wallets all along.
 

luka

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the coincidene is my friend oliver craner used almoistt exactly the same phrase he tected me to say
luka uve found the male g spot, its actually up the bum hole
 

IdleRich

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No doubt, but a somewhat unpleasant sight for the patrons on their way to the theatre - a stranger frantically pleasuring himself from both sides without the slightest bit of self-consciousness.
 

luka

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the last place you might expect to look for it he said, literally up the bum hole passage
 

shakahislop

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Lukas comment about the obvious connection between having a real job and being political made me think of an experience I recently had. I recently attended a conference in denver. I went by myself. From the airport I got into my uber. Arriving at the hotel I used my phone as a key check into my room. Feeling tired and lazy I ordered doordash. the food was waiting for me 30 min later in front of my door. The only human face I saw during that sequence of events was the uber drivers face, but even that was behind a mask. the whole situation struck me as profoundly alienating and lonely. If you actually think about it, I may as well not have travelled. The process of production, (in this case the production of services) was a complete black box. It was completely abstracted away. the scary thing is I'm sure I could keep living like this if I so desired. given I move magic internet money around well enough I could live in a totally secluded bubble, ignorant of how the things I consume were made. even my grass is delivered to my house, I don't even have to deal with drug dealers.

I'm sure I'm not saying anything novel- but I guess it was a personal learning moment. Internet abstracts away the difficulty and process of acquiring goods and services but in doing so leaves you in a kind of ignorant bliss.
Always think that having headphones in listening to podcasts fits into this category of activity.

There's also a sense that this is a continuation of a longer process that isn't particularly recent. Meat is a good example of something that has been abstracted like this for a while now.
 

Leo

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Teen Suspected by Cyber Researchers of Being Lapsus$ Mastermind

Cybersecurity researchers investigating a string of hacks against technology companies, including Microsoft Corp.and Nvidia Corp., have traced the attacks to a 16-year-old living at his mother’s house near Oxford, England.

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The teen is so skilled at hacking -- and so fast-- that researchers initially thought the activity they were observing was automated, another person involved in the research said.

Lapsus$ has even gone as far as to join the Zoom calls of companies they’ve breached, where they have taunted employees and consultants who are trying to clean up their hack, according to three of the people who responded to the hacks.
 
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