The internet is half bots, half real people. It makes you question whether humans are even evolving or code is the only advancer.
Take a scan of Twitter and you’ll hardly notice a difference between man and machine. They both spew the same self-confirming garbage. But even the bots are more random now — arbitrariness used to be a distinctly human trait.
Technology appears to open and close the world simultaneously. And while there’s been lots of good there’s also going to be many things people give up, like understanding and decency. Only the coward hides behind the screen.
Our worst fear is being replaced by a bunch of machines. But I'm afraid that day is already here. Desultory nods and copy-pasted emails are just the start.
People think there's a template to life that requires both obedience and automation. Life's not that easy, unless you want it to be.
There are cogs and then there are people with curiosity and courage that want to make shit happen. These people don't need to necessarily change the world but they want to be in it. They want to be present and awake so they can see through society's smoke and mirrors.
Machines don't know who they are but people should.