The curse of social networking

This unbearable ubiquitous narcissism which disguises itself in all these tame and inane
“love and vivid interest for others”.

Interest for others…what an absurd lullaby.

Let´s face it: people don´t wish for real contact, they want you to be a mirror for their
stupid self-sufficiency – that´s the whole idea.

Really, do you love anyone but yourself?

Depersonalization – modern man´s curse

I will try to comment this text that Jane wrote:

“Sending a short note on Facebook, a smiley face is not the same as calling someone on the phone, hearing their voice, their laughter and sighs. What is happening is frightening. It is up to us to stop this fragmentation of our society.”

How on earth have we reached this point of horrid depersonalization? To depersonalize yourself is wanting to get rid of yourself, to substitute your humanity. Is it a frantic despicable shame we feel inside of us…? Is it some kind of guilt, remorse, angst and contempt for our human condition that we try to replace through artificial intelligence?

Why do we want to substitute ourselves? What is the reason behind our compulsiveness to project ourselves into something lifeless, something totally deprived of sensation, an idiotic machine…?

It seems to me that we are so full of guilt and bad conscience, that we can no longer endure and acknowledge our inner voice, trying desperately to silence and relinquish it, through vehemently suspending our morality.

Wanting to shun each other´s humanity, being ashamed of each other, we have created distance. It is the power of this distance and mutual resistance to one another, which is the reason behind all these monumentally stupid inventions like Facebook, all kinds of (anti) social networks and so forth…

It is this distance and shameless indifference to one another which is responsible for all these witless monstrosities.

If we don´t manage to retrieve our “lost” humanity, going through an individual and collective thorough  examination, analysing and confronting our human predicament, we will very soon be witnessing an unprecedented, most absurd hideous decay – the uprise of unimaginable chaos.

We are becoming robotic drones, as a friend said. Most people, she continued, have their head in the sand, appear apathetic, or in perhaps they are in some numb zone of sorts. I am appalled at the way in which humans ignore the pain and suffering of one another…

 I will end quoting Jim Sloman:

“The great network, successor to the internet, will itself become an adaptive complex system, one EVOLVING AT A FURIOUS RATE. When it “wakes up” we will not necessarily know that it happened; there is no way for us to know. And the great network will be alive-or already is – just as a beehive is alive. A rising consensus among researchers in artificial intelligence is that self – awareness itself may be an emergent property of a large distributed network–further, that this process of self-awareness arises in the very same way in the human mind”

Really, I ask you in all humility: IS THIS THE WORLD YOU WANT ?….

If not, we have to start immediately questioning our numbness – keeping the head in the sand is no longer a sustainable choice.