We’ve Lost the Plot
“But each invitation to be entertained reinforces an impulse: to seek diversion whenever possible, to avoid tedium at all costs, to privilege the dramatized version of events over the actual one. To live in the metaverse is to expect that life should play out as it does on our screens. And the stakes are anything but trivial. In the metaverse, it is not shocking but entirely fitting that a game-show host and Twitter personality would become president of the United States.”
Some really interesting threads and connections here between writers I've read and their thoughts on entertainment and what's going on now. If everything is supposed to be entertainment how do we tell what's really going on?