Isak Wisløff “Dopamining (progress report)”
“(…) So they have to grow. Their entire model are based off of growth. They cannot stay stagnant. YouTube, Twitter grossed $4-$5 billion last year, it is in the red. It is unprofitable. It has to get more of you. No matter how nice it’s trying to be, They’re trying to get more engagement from you. We used to colonize land. That was the thing you could expand into. And that’s where money was to be made. We colonized the entire earth. There was no other place for businesses and capitalism to expand into. And then they realized human attention, that we can now colonize every minute of your life.
Every single moment you have is a moment you could be looking at your phone, and they could be gathering information to target ads at you.
It’s coming. It’s coming for every free second you have. And you know it. The kids know it. The whole joke on the internet is everyone’s like; “This
place sucks, right?”, That’s like kind of the thing. That’s why their memes are all ironic and detached, and self-referential and 12 layers deep. Because truth is completely dead to them and they know it. They look at the president, they look at the culture, they go, “What the hell is this?”. They look at like Coca-Cola commercials that are winking at them and smiling. And they go like, “Forget it.”(…)