“The totalitarians of the attention economy”
I mean. Fuck. Is that really what we’ve been reduced to? A set of eyeballs (or earballs??) to be squeezed until every last tear of attention is drained. The image of human batteries powering the simulation is barely a metaphor at this point.
That’s why (at least for now) I don’t listen to podcasts or binge-watch series. I feel like my time is not valued and is just part of a statistic. And I certainly don’t use social media.