We are lemmings with big network effects. As products, we exchange our data for lost attention, down into a rabbit hole of distraction.
Are we not plankton?
Like plankton, we are the source of food advertisers thrive on. The ocean and other animals reap all the profit. No quid pro quo, a fat frenzy.
Social media has the power to cut through the rational person by spamming their emotions. Weak ties, we are suckers for false news because it’s more exciting and shareable.
We never worry about privacy until it’s too late. The dopamine of messages, likes, and ads are damn too intoxicating.