Today I was called a wastrel. Didn’t appreciate that.
One of the more difficult things I find is organizing my thoughts onto a single cohesive topic or post. Things come in flashes and cognitively it’s incredibly difficult for me to convey a full post on topic. I carried a phone with a physical keyboard to catch those times when it occurred.
I feel like today’s technology has changed things; the mind and how it works. Constant stream of stimuli, data… knowledge and nothing. A culture of consumption, devices are not being used for creation by the masses. The aristocratic few control production. Channels (and when I mean channels, I mean social media, the media, the spigot) get controlled by algorithms built by the largest accumulation of wealth the world has ever amassed.
Point being, humans are not meant to be hooked into this stream as they are. The brain’s structures adapt, methods of learning and interaction change. Natural selection operates as it always does, but at what rate? Fast enough? I think probably not fast enough…
I endeavor to find a way out, to go to a world where I can serialize my learning and synthesize new works. The world of technology hasn’t been that place.