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

Withering away staring at the screens

I think a collapse is imminent. People sleep, deny it, say it ain’t gonna happen, but they already collapsed, living without a reason to live, working without a reason to work, relaxing without a reason to relax, everything around us became stale, and boring. 50 years ago people still had a life outside staring at the screens. We don’t stare at the screens because the screens are around, we stare at the screens because doing things like playing chess, going on a hike have become too demanding; and those who still do those things do them in plain solitude. Everything is falling asleep, but not in some ideal isolated village type of way, more like some sort of continual withering away.

I’m not addicted to pessimism, I’m just a realist. Singularity won’t happen. Technology hasn’t advanced since 2010. People don’t do shit anymore except pretending to do things, and stare at the screen all day.