The tabloids will always outsell good books because people like valueless info.
Instead of chasing the interesting, our eyeballs fall into the hands of attention merchants who monetize our dopamine-obsessed heads with precision drone strikes. We sell our souls to click on ads.
The outcome of a Brave New World is short attention spans and foolish entertainment. Even in an environment of niches, all this consumption amounts to an escape from the self. Variable rewards increase the appetite for more and deplete the things that matter.
We need new ideas and different ways of doing things. Otherwise, we are lost ships sailing to beliefs of nothing.