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Against Waldenponding
But I've never tried to lay out exactly why I think this, or offer an alternative viewpoint based on a full-blown embrace of the digitally entangled information-wrangling life. The key element of the argument that I was missing so far, as I realized yesterday, is that retreating from information flows is just a different way of having your attention hacked by others. This argument is developed starting in point 25 below. If FOMO, Fear Of Missing Out, is the basic fear exploited by third parties that want to drown you in information, the basic fear exploited by people telling you to unplug and retreat is FOBO: Fear Of Being Ordinary. I didn't talk about FOBO in the live thread yesterday, but it's laid out in this expanded version.
september 2019 by copystar
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