A great quote from Winston church says, “The victors write history.” I wonder what he would say with watching the media today and the average American? would his other quote I love, “the best argument against democracy is to spend five minutes talking to the average citizen?”
I guess I am looking at the united states and getting sad. The research I did yesterday seems to back up a lot of the hypothesis I have been wondering about with possible trajectories for the country. I wonder what choices we will make as a country for the next 20-30 years? What I am concerned about is we might have a bunch of people all thinking they have freedom, yet the majority are shackled to a sort of digital restraints that keep pushing an ideology of democracy and freedom, yet, few will have access to it.
It doesn’t have to be that way. However, I don’t see too many people thinking much past what their next purchase is, or what new photo can someone post of themselves on Instagram. It is interesting indeed how the internet has gone full circle from an idea to allow information to flow freely to a global audience, to one where inside each IP, nation-state, city…people are being monitored. The data will continue to be edited, massaged, and tailored to giving people exactly what they want to hear as opposed to what they might need to hear. In the united states, the data will have been giving fairly freely, without a balance with a trade-off for more security.
it would be too profitable for it to work another way where instead of fixing and finding solutions – one can merely create awareness and medicate and treat symptoms.
Someday I wonder why I spend my time thinking about such things. I guess it is I was able to go around a bit of the planet and realize how fortunate the haves are, and how internally happy the people who seem to have little by the west’s standards are as people.
it is indeed a great oxymoron how each vies success and living.