The periphery shapes reality. We consume everything through our phones and apps likes Instagram. These tools shape the message and our interpretation of the world.
Things are rarely novel. What changes is the method in which items are delivered to human attention. People latch on to trends and make them feel new, no matter how old they are.
We confuse newness with progress. History rests on a gif loop of attention. The fear is that we lose all memory of how reality existed the first time.