The Unholy Gods of Convenience

Free markets may have been paved with good intentions, but they failed to take into account man’s vulnerability to the dangerous drugs called Comfort and Convenience. Of course we honed in more and more on tools that made everyday life effortless, and our devotion to the democratic concepts of capitalism only cemented our delusion.

We pretend like dehumanisation is a terrible crime, and yet our tech-obsessed society persists in its mindless pursuit of ever more advanced technologies that spare us the “burden” of interacting with each other.

I grew up an introvert, almost any interaction requiring at least an initial effort on my part. Even calling an old friend can be an ordeal. My neurosis is such that if the conversation turned out merely neutral, it felt like a failure. Am I boring? Can I not entertain my friend like I used to? Have we lost our touch? Why can’t I just relax? Maybe if I could relax, that conversation would have been of some value to us. As it stands, it was dull, surface talk that neither of us could bring to an end as we helplessly tried to make it into something at least mildly memorable. Maybe she will never talk to me again.

That would probably be a relief, actually, a tiny voice tells me cruelly.

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The latest “conspiracy theory” to become reality

We are headed towards an infantile revenge-harpie dictatorship. And there is now precedent for debate around any draconian political decision backed up by cold scientific data to be forcibly suppressed.

My prediction, or rather, observation of the present:

We are headed towards an infantile revenge-harpie dictatorship. And there is now precedent for debate around any draconian political decision backed up by cold scientific data to be forcibly suppressed.

Look at us. We exist during the safest era in human history and yet we are petrified by every little thing. Life was already getting boring before 2020, but the new regime really takes the cake. Today’s headline, “Burglars made to wear GPS tags in world-first scheme to crack down on ‘neighbourhood’ crimes” (from Sky), has caused the following pent-up brain discharge to leak all over my blog.

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