Essays on Technology and Culture

“We’re All Strangers”

“We all want a purpose, a meaning that governs our lives. The internet is a web of meanings, a dense thicket of purposes. It doesn’t explain anything, really, just lets your alleged meanings fly out there and slam into someone else’s alleged meanings. There is no central meaning on the internet; the internet doesn’t actually exist to be honest. It simply resides in some collective imagination that we like to conjure up as we type in an eviscerating comment about a stranger. Strangers are almost always immoral heathens that like the opposite political party as you and seem to always say covertly offensive things.

We’re all strangers.”

Accept That the Internet Wants to Kill You — Medium

Heavy stuff.