Returning to the radio receiver metaphor, tuning our attention to any frequency begins to build coherence. That is to say, adjusting the radio dial narrows in on Rock 105.3 or Jazz 98.6. Constant attention to any frequency creates a preset so no tuning or adjustment is necessary. Just turn on and tune in. The Internet however opens a new spectrum of reality.
The frequency of mainstream media has become antiquated. We understand that the Internet, in every facet, is a reflection of human nature. Knowing and accepting this brands oneself as an adult of the digital age. We now have to parent our parents as they attempt to navigate these new altered states. We are unfazed and inoculated against propaganda as we have seen it all. We are seasoned veterans. We thrive in this new dimension, and these are our African plains.
Natural selection is still in effect; predators still lurk. The new kings of the digital age are the youngest among us. They are the most equipped to understand and track the digital footprints, they are the ones that lead us into new frontiers. Listen to the youth. They are the new shamans; masters of the techno-drug induced altered states. They are born with these inputs, raised no longer in a mother’s arms, but on her phone or tablet’s touchscreen, nourished via Wifi, 3g, and fiber optic umbilical connections.
The Internet allows us a bridge into and out of the amygdala’s range. The fear saturated, negative broadcasting, ‘If it bleeds it leads’ frequency of the mainstream media is no longer being tuned into. We each on the Internet are receivers and broadcasters. To me, this is not just an opportunity but responsibility to transmit optimism and positivity. The Sum total of the Internet equates to the frequency of humanity.
When we have the ability to interface with that sum, as in a future algorithm that can articulate as the voice of the Internet. What conversations will be had, what will be said. What reflections will we see? The best of humanity is about to be seen. Sean Hannity is the voice of Fox News. IBM’s Watson or another Future Algorithmic Persona will become the voice of the Internet. The age old question “Is Man good?” is about to be answered. We judge much upon the word of a man. The collected words of humanity are about to speak. What does humanity have to say about itself?
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