Escape The Matrix: The Internet is the Uncanniest Valley, Don’t Get Trapped There; Virginia Heffernan; In Wired; 2017-09.
Teaser: The Great Tech Panic: The Internet is The Uncanniest Valley
Virginia Heffernan performs the tweeting at @page88.
tl;dr → The techno panic is discursive: internet life is not A Life Well Lived; as such, and wrapped in 2125 words.
and → Computers are a fetish (just like any other).
Tech Publishing Panic of 2017.
- Tech Panic
- Robots Will Not Take Your Job
- Anxiety Matrix
- Uncanny Valley Internet
- Kids and Porn
- The Confessions
- Instagram Kevin Systrom Wants to Clean Up The Internet
- Internet Troll Map
- Don’t Worry, Be Happy
- Alexa, of Amazon
- Echo, of Amazon
- Elaine Scarry, a philosoph.
- Professor of English and American Literature and Language, the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University; via Jimi Wales’ Wiki
- David Kessler
- Masahiro Mori, professor, robtics.
<quote>The same anxiety turned contempt attends much of today’s social media, notably Twitter and Snapchat, where the sheen of fatuousness, cryptic UX, and clubhouse jargon appears designed to humiliate and enfeeble.</quote>
<quote>David Kessler has written about mental illness, thoughts, ideologies, and persistent images of past or future can “capture” a person and stall their mental freedom.</quote>
<quote>Paradoxically, framing the internet as a text to be read, not a life to be led, tends to break, without effort, its spell. Conscious reading, after all, is a demanding ocular and mental activity that satisfies specific intellectual reward centers. And it’s also a workout; at the right time, brain sated, a reader tends to become starved for the sensory, bodily, three-dimensional experience of mortality, nature, textures, and sounds—and flees the thin gruel of text.</quote>
Challenge to the reader: edit this down to ten words, but retain the metaphor of “breaks the spell” and the (physical) “workout” concept.
- Elaine Scarry, Dreaming by the Book, 1999
tl;dr → <quote>a manifesto on literature and the imagination.</quote>
- Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat,, a movie, 1896.
- The Polar Express, a movie, 2010+ (recent)
The Suitcase Words
Oh my, lots of them…
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- James Comey
- cyber, the cyber
- Diet Coke
- McModern design
- OGG (sic)
- Barack Obama
- Pokémon Go
- Super Mario Odyssey
- web metropolis
suffering the vapors