Former Facebook vice president Chamath Palihapitiya, said at the Stanford Business school, that he had “tremendous guilt” regarding the company, stating, “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.”, and “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created [including the hearts, likes, and thumbs up of various social media channels] are destroying how society works.” and, “[There’s] no civil discourse, no cooperation; [only] misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem–this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem.”
He also stated that his kids “aren’t allowed to use that s**t.”
When Facebook first came out, I thought it was stupid and only for insecure retards. I had a friend in high school who only hung out with me and a few other people, but on Facebook, he had over four hundred friends. I shook my head thinking it was all nonsense. Then came the cellphone, and everything went downhill from there. I lost all my friends to social media as they were all plugged into the cyber matrix. That’s why I stay away and advise you to do the same.
“Social media isn’t a set of tools to allow humans to communicate with humans. It is a set of embedding mechanisms to allow technologies to use humans to communicate with each other, in an orgy of self-organizing… The Matrix had it wrong. You’re not the battery power in a global human-enslaving AI, you are slightly more valuable. You are part of the switching circuit.” - Venkatesh Rao (Entrepreneur in residence at Xerox)
Conversation used to be an enjoyable pastime, but now has become somewhat of a luxury as millennials lack the social skills to engage in such an exchange. Thanks to the computer geek heads of Silicon Valley, direct human communication is at an all-time low. Perhaps the number one feature that has destroyed all human relations, and intelligence for that matter, is the addition of “comments”. This has given people, regardless of their background or intelligence, to spread misinformation freely. Now, anybody who shares anything online whether it being an article, poetry, art, or video, is now subject to scrutiny.
Material on the internet should be viewed as it is, and not tainted by peoples’ stupid opinions. Many smart individuals and new startups never get a fair shot simply because they are destroyed before they even begin due to social media commentary and trolls hired by competitors. Most of whom you would think are real people are nothing more than drones whose job is to create the illusion that they’re genuine on the internet to win everyone’s hearts, so they can then distort their perception for profit. They’re paid to spread lies, to discredit those online who are a competitor or potential threat to whomever they work for.
Big multi-national corporations know this, and that’s how they’re controlling the internet to a significant extent. It’s very difficult for any newbie to make a sale when they’re swarmed with negative criticism right when they plug into social media. Donald Trump likes to say fake news, but that’s only the beginning. There’s fake media, fake movies (Hollywood), fake television, fake reality (internet), fake people (commenters), fake education (colleges & online schools), fake celebrities, fake politics, fake love (just see divorce rates), and fake spirituality (religious fanatics & cults).
You are living in a real-life Matrix where everything is designed to sway you into believing in something that is fake on one level or another. That’s the reality, and you don’t have to look far just observe people’s online activities. Whenever anybody puts quality material out there, hordes of people attack out of jealousy while hiding behind a computer.
If your business has an internet presence, be very careful with online social platforms where people can easily attack and spread lies. Let people figure out on their own if you’re legit.
Everyone wants to be famous
Thanks to social media, people now are suddenly getting overnight attention with their worthless online shenanigans. In the grand scheme of things, they are just a pixel on a screen spitting out regurgitated ideas and concepts, nothing new, nothing innovative. Still, in their minds they are the greatest. They never had a good parent to set them straight. Everyone thinks they know it all thanks to college degrees boosting their ego. Although gaining knowledge doesn’t necessarily require formal education, most internet junkies don’t know what they’re talking about. Phone addicts only know how to download free content off the internet and upload degeneracy.
Ladies and gentlemen, such idiocy makes no lasting civilization. Best advice, shut up, learn first, and then speak. Avoid excessive internet use. Seek human contact. You can connect with others online, but it shouldn’t be exclusive, you need physical communication. Alternatively, you can stay in solitude and develop through art, meditation, music, and books, and then apply what you learn. From that you’ll gain wisdom and experience. That is better than associating with bad company. For some, this is best, because it’s hard to find genuine friends.
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