“..all this shit is procedurally generated by A.I. and fed to like 100 people to see what happens duh…”
– Zoomer on Reddit
I think this entity is broadly correct. Our clicks, taps, likes, eye movements, breath rate, pulse ,purchases, abandoned carts, etc. and so forth are constantly monitored and tested tested. There’s a synergy between the data and the creative product on offer.
If you’re part of this system, that’s one thing. But if you’re an independent like me, the whole game is to trick the algorithm into featuring your content somehow.
That was the game. I don’t think it’s possible anymore to be completely candid. I think the internet is like the TV. The internet is the TV at this point. As you know, a normal average person is not going to be on TV. “TV” is owned.
The streaming services are owned. Mom and pop or random talented person cannot get a slot on these platforms. “TV” has no competition. I mean, the internet was competition at one time but those days are gone.
This brings me to the concept of a soul. We start out with one but it’s possible to stare into the abyss so long we lose our soul. The abyss may be a drug we’re addicted to or some type of behavior or we may just stare into a screen for so long, we no longer really feel.
You’re only going to lie down with dogs for so long before you become one of them. If you run with psychopaths, you will eventually pick up their traits as the quality of your character erodes.
You can compare this to overeating. If you’re not inclined to overeat but you hang out with people who do, the next thing you know, you’re packing on the pounds. It’ a phenomena, really.
So all of this is going on in the background ’round the clock and every day you move further away from your own essence. But I think this can be reversed.
I like Mars in Gemini because it allows you to direct your attention. There are real people with real souls all around. If you talk to them and spend time with them and then turn back to gaze at the data-driven manipulative content and/or entities, your feelings will inform you.
I love this short (1:16) video. I think it really is this simple.
— Marta (@marthamarco_) August 27, 2022
Do you notice these things? Do you feel you are driven or driving?