Above is a picture that accompanied a column by Ezra Klein. Klein's column appeared in the Sunday, August 14, 2022, edition of The New York Times.
The picture shows all phones, everywhere - everyone on a phone. Though the photo has actually been "doctored" by The Times, it makes a real point. Online, Klein's column has the following headline: "I Didn’t Want It to Be True, but the Medium Really Is the Message."
If you can dodge The Times' paywall, I recommend that you read what Ezra Klein has to say. If you can't, this picture really does speak for itself.
Increasingly, we are not living, anymore, in a common, and "real," physical world. We are living in a "metaverse," if you want to call it that. We are living online - in a world maintained by giant corporations that control our experience of the world in which we live.
This fact has consequences - social, political, economic, spiritual, and otherwise.
Read all about it in Klein's column, if you can. But whether you can access Klein's column or not, you've got the picture.
THINK about it!
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