Context: (noun) the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect.
One of the more interesting areas in Augmanity is the human’s response to information and news that they have no control over. It takes a great deal to learn to “not worry” or carry fear around that subconsciously affects the way you act or respond. In the most simplistic form of fight-or-flight, we tend to go to one direction or the other based more on what we learned in our early years of life than any logic.
If you take a moment to think about the times in your life you were really stressing. It could be as simple as taking a test in grade school. The first time you got behind the wheel of a car or took a drivers test. The first time you had to do something “new” to your experience levels. How did you feel the first day on your new job?
Inside your body, you have a database of life experience for you have lived that will influence how you respond. It doesn’t matter if it is good, bad, ugly, or any other adjective, but you have a reference point to live from. This was learned by all the experience you have.
I would love to write about the one instant that was a key moment in unlocking Augmanity and how it works, but it is too soon to talk publicly about that.
But at that moment looking around, I realized that our subconscious processes information in the mind that we really have no idea of how much data, or the type of Google search our mind can do to process and then have a hidden memory bank of data that our conscious seems to not remember.
The human brains are processing all the bombardment of energy, visual, auditory, olfactory, touch, and taste cues both at our visible and the invisible levels. I still marvel how subsonic audio effects people’s emotion and mood, not to mention how high doses of low frequency sound will play with your stomach.
That is the world we live in. I just read new wires tweets, and I thought bout my old emotional sniper girlfriend.
It is easy to take one line out of a paragraph or book. It is really easy to edit down a 5-minute speech to one-10 second line that you broadcast to the world. Modern and social media make it all too easy to incite emotional response.
Just look at how the past few elections have been run since the Clinton white house noticed the power of polling, which is now called “trending” because we needed another word to sound more important than previous definitions of “what the herd thinks.”
It takes time to piece together context. That usually costs money.
As a businessperson, I can’t really say if I was in charge of a media company and my take home bonus was linked to stock price that I wouldn’t just go make the numbers as good as I could. The stockholders would be thrilled to get a high ROI for doing not much of anything but collecting a check and I would benefit too.
The problem is that the in the west, it is either ignorance, or the world is moving too fast for people to understand that wisdom is taking the time to listen to both sides of a story.
That used to be the way the media reported news. It allowed for a containment of sorts on bias.
Today, I think you would be laughed at to present a media idea with the idea of finding the truth. It simply isn’t profitable enough, and it takes more time and resources that crafting a spiffy audio/video blurb to bombard the masses with.
Imagine the media in 15-25 years when bots really come into their own and produce a huge stream of data to blend whatever slant/take/desire/ideology on a viewer.
The media gerbil wheel will become louder and more intense with future technologies. It will further bring like minds wishing to see a similar message together, yet, pull overall humanity further apart because people will be fed more of what they want to hear, not necessarily what they need to hear.
How will the human mind handle it?
Silence is indeed golden.