The subtle art of living, dying, and living again online
I thought your segue from Lil Tay’s misadventures to Russia’s misinformation campaigns was very interesting and well done!
It is clear that large segments of society world-wide are now living with an addiction problem. In almost any setting, public or private, people have their phone in hand and spend their time scrolling through their feed. How long before they realize that what they're doing a- benefits the feeders more than anyone else; b- gives them mostly cheap thrills which are forever fleeting; c- eats up time for interacting with the physical world.
How long it will take for the addiction to abate is hard to say. Breaking up the current mammoth social media monopolies could speed up the return to sanity, as could regulating data mining and outlawing certain types of algorithm.