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Old 7th August 2014
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by TremblingLarry View Post
A person will eventually become nauseous at the fireworks of insane stimulation.
I hope so!

The internet-era overload is like standing in a field looking up at the sky where everything can be seen clearly and a fleet of trucks coming along and dumping their stuff in front of you. All of a sudden you see a thousand things that interest you, sometimes fascinating, but frequently unimportant and irrelevant. But you can't see the field or the sky any more.

What we need is the discipline to step back and admire the calmer terrain and switch between the two. That is maybe the challenge of the century if we want the ability to absorb things at a deeper level but still enjoy the freedom of endless information. I'm not sure that the desire exists in many people or that our brains are physically capable of it though. The seduction of ephemeral information has us on the ropes.