Our folly is that we confuse knowledge with information. The efficiencies of software compel us to flatten the human dimension into a friction-less relay for information surfaces. Thought is the enemy in this system. It is slow, inefficient, irregular—it can’t be automated. Chatbots exist to eliminate slow thought, as thought stands in the way of capital at the speed of light. Weightless, mass-less, information capital, mined out of thin air. Those of us left standing after it has mutilated the economy will be reduced to midwives birthing a thoughtless world.
Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer