Wasting Cognitive Surplus

And so I use my leisure time and cognitive surplus – of which I often have an unlimited reservoir of – to create social media content that will be aggregated into dehumanized data and sold off to the highest bidder. For I currently have no other platform to offload it. My expression and interaction therefore only acts to glorify the world’s largest servers. I have been overwhelmed. Reduced. And demeaned. My time has become their money. It is here that I have been brought to my knees. And made subserviant. To the structure of gigantic computers. And it is here, in the words of the deadlocked Jaron Lanier, where creativity has finally been reduced to a peasant activity. So I am going to find another platform …

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