Niklas PivicI wish that people wouldn't turn into consumers so easily, but we all too dearly wish to follow the flood without caring much for consequences before we do. Solipsism must die.
Andreas BatsisWhen electricity made it to the household for the first time, people used to put their fingers in the socket and die. Nowadays we know exactly how to See moreuse electricity.
I believe that the same procedure is gonna take place with internet and smart phones as well in the near future.
The one that I'll give you is this one: Consumerism is a serious problem and it seems to resist for many years now.
Laurie Schechter I think there were two telling aspects of this first-hand tale: 1) While anecdotal and one person's experience there was a notable change in his See moretakeaways from previous gigs. Understandably, one could posit this is because the format changed, one-on-one versus presentation to an audience. However, this may have encouraged some upfront and personal (honest?) interactions worth paying attention to as a kind of microcosm or a slice, not necessarily a generalization. And 2) there was a trend towards not just paranoia but apocalyptic outlooks, not democratic but on the par of class warfare. While the rich are people too, as fearful as the next guy, the scary part is what the combination of the ever-increasing income disparity and the power of technology that lies in the very few (and rich) hands that portends one possible worst-case scenario that is frightening. If there is power in a thought, then it seems worthwhile to pay attention to what thoughts those in power have. To me, that is what the rich represents, those in power, and why I found this specific story noteworthy. All it takes is for one finger on the button to change the world.