A chat log

deditated.ram [3:40 PM]
Was anyone in this group birthed after the internet was here?

[3:40]
Like grew up thinking it’s just a thing we have.

robek.world [3:40 PM]
no

deditated.ram [3:40 PM]
Dang, I wanted to ask about how they learned about it and what they think it really is for.

[3:41]
I think it was taught to us differently than kids born recently.

robek.world [3:41 PM]
it’s for memes you dip

[3:41]
it was

[3:41]
The internet is a tool for sharing information

[3:41]
Nothing on the internet is true

[3:41]
That’s the rules we were given

deditated.ram [3:41 PM]
I was magical, but I just wonder if kids today are just…I dunno…do they appreciate this fucking magical thing we have?

robek.world [3:42 PM]
Kids today are taught: This is a digital babysitter that will indoctrinate us to inane bullshit ideologies

deditated.ram [3:42 PM]
I was just thinking about how life was so different before it. Imagine being your age now, back before the internet was widely used.

[3:42]
What would be different?

robek.world [3:42 PM]
We’d be hapier

[3:42]
happier

deditated.ram [3:42 PM]
My life would be impossible.

robek.world [3:42 PM]
Look at the 90’s

[3:42]
or the 80’s

[3:43]
Wealth (figuratively), posterity (figuratively), no identity politics (figuratively), everyone had a house (figuratively) and a job (figuratively)

[3:43]
Sure we’re globally connected

[3:43]
and can learn anything we want whenever we want

[3:43]
but 98% of people who use the internet just jerk off and post vapid shit on social media

[3:43]
and don’t actually use it to learn

deditated.ram [3:44 PM]
Yeah, but it also opened up a lot of opportunity for us as humans too. The sharing of information cures diseases, gives jobs, lets people stay home more with their families. I does a bunch of bad stuff too, but I dunno. I wouldn’t say it’s all bad.

robek.world [3:44 PM]
It takes away more jobs than it gives.

[3:45]
And when this bubble bursts

[3:45]
Our peers are going to feel it

[3:45]
Maybe not art, as it will always be needed

deditated.ram [3:45 PM]
What’s the bubble that’s bursting?

robek.world [3:45 PM]
but advertising, marketing, media, software

[3:45]
all part of the Dotcom II bubble

deditated.ram [3:46 PM]
Talking about the bullshit digital startups that don’t earn actual money?

robek.world [3:46 PM]
They’re part of it yes

[3:46]
a massive part of it

[3:46]
because you can only fraud enough old people with promises of the next facebook

[3:46]
until they’re tapped out

[3:46]
and once they’re tapped all these culture teams of indoctrinated social media ‘gurus’ will be out of jobs

[3:46]
and developers will be out of jobs

[3:46]
and marketers will be out of jobs

[3:46]
and CEO’s will be rich

[3:47]
And as people lose more trust in the media

[3:47]
The 4th estate will collapse

[3:47]
and people will go to blogs for news

[3:47]
but a majority of national news is already blog like

[3:47]
which leads to the distrust

[3:47]
Advertisers will continue to try to influence news media but it’ll go belly up

[3:48]
We need a purge

[3:48]
There’s too much manipulation and too much information for normies to sort through and no one seems to care about all the cool shit we could be doing

[3:48]
like space and medicine and futurology

[3:48]
So we’ll keep downloading tinders and twitters and whatever new app is milking us for data

[3:48]
that is being sold to corporations

[3:48]
and google will continue to become more evil

[3:49]
and facebook as well

[3:49]
and after all the sites close

[3:49]
we’ll be restricted to google networks

[3:49]
and facebook networks

[3:49]
and need to create a new internet

[3:49]
The end

deditated.ram [3:49 PM]
Maybe

robek.world [3:49 PM]
https://medium.com/@robekworld/media-shocked-by-public-refusal-to-listen-to-rhetoric-dies-in-sleep-ef759fcf01c4#.e0rhrb30i

deditated.ram [3:51 PM]
I think we’re in a unique position to see how humanity is going to handle this amazing tool they don’t fully understand the power of. It could go a lot of directions — I like your dystopian view, it honestly sounds like an interesting show / movie / comic premise.

[3:51]
The internet is still so young, even though it feels like it’s been around forever.

robek.world [3:52 PM]
We’re living in it, man.

[3:52]
It’s not as bad as I made it out to be yet

[3:52]
but if shit isn’t fixed that’s the path it’s going to go

[3:52]
it isn’t a fiction

deditated.ram [3:52 PM]
Well, if I believed you could tell the future, I might go along with it.

robek.world [3:52 PM]
It’s happened with every form of mass communication in the past 100 years

[3:52]
the regulation of it

deditated.ram [3:52 PM]
You aren’t the first person to say we’re going to hell in a hand-basket. You neva know.

robek.world [3:53 PM]
but now shit’s so fucked globally interconnected with ceo’s making money off the media and technology

[3:53]
that this dotcom II bubble will burst

[3:53]
I’ve crunched the numbers

[3:53]
numbers crunching (1MB)

deditated.ram [3:54 PM]
You’re hilarious — I think you’re on to something but I have too much hope for humanity.

[3:57]
1984 (73KB)

robek.world [3:58 PM]

You’ve got this great tool for sharing information. For a small part of the population, the early adopters, they use it to share information and to learn.

You’ve got the rest of the population, normies who didn’t use the internet until 2009 and kids born into it who think it’s just this thing for entertainment and ego. The two mindsets clash and the late comers refuse to listen or discuss anything and share everything without verifying its accuracy.

The media and news can’t keep up with clicks and no one pays for paper anymore. So in order to combat Buzzfeed-esque trash, they are forced to hyperbolize every single situation on a national level and share and write stupid nonsense.

This ties together with native advertising where corporations can pay media money now because they can’t make money from subscribers. These corporations are making money from lots of start-ups that are selling digital snake oil, who pay advertisers to market and fill the web with content void of susbstance in order to sell shit.

If you become popular on your own right, a company will try to buy you to sell their product. At the end of the day none of these products do anything to benefit humanity and most people will be left without jobs save for CEOs. When this bubble bursts, it will be amazing and perhaps the beginning of a better internet (or maybe a worse one).

[4:02]
your thoughts @drbambi

[4:02]
?

drbambi [4:23 PM]
I guess it depends on what “bubble” you are referring to. Sure if the social media internet bubble bursts it’ll be interesting and those employed by it will be screwed, but maybe only the ones who’s jobs are tied directly to the media portion. There are still tons of things that happen online other than media related bullshit (i.e. commerce, communication, research, so on) and there will be a place for the slightly more enlightened folks who know what good the internet can be used for and how to do that. As for any “normies” I guess it depends on how much of the normie population is tied to the bubble as a means of making a living. You have all the people who sell their egos and shit, but that’s not a real job anyway so if it goes down in flames sucks for them, but acting has never been seen as a great career choice. One thing is for certain though, there is tons of investment happening by investors looking for the next “unicorn” out there, and that bubble will burst soon enough once they realize that the only money so many of those places make is from their investors. And then a bunch of investors will be out of a bunch of money

1 COMMENT

  1. I love it I love it I love it! Welcome back to the WWW as it was in the 90s! You even have the dancing baby!! Thank you for creating this awesomeness for the world! :-)) haha. Keep up the great work!

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