compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
of personal computers, let alone the design, manufacture
and launch of the original Apple 128K Macintosh, which
in combination with a Canon engined LaserWriter Printer
was destined to later establish the Desk Top Publishing era
as well as Hypecard, Hypertext and the World Wide Web •
but in the context of Buckminster Fuller's statement...
“Whether [IT] is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment… Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not [IT] qualifies for continuance in the Universe.”
...THE INTEGRITY of OUR ACTIONS will [BE] of paramount
IMPORTANCE to the future survival of life as we know [IT]
on Spaceship Earth !!!???
As the Telegraph Film Critic has so accurately reported: "Tristan Harris, a former “design ethicist” at Google whose warnings fell on deaf ears, gets a lot of airtime. While everyone was busy tweaking layouts and colour schemes to hook us in, he was the only one daring to propose the opposite approach, to respect how much attention users should be paying to their phones all day. Everyone applauded his call-to-arms; no one did anything.
If Harris is this film’s designated poster-boy, the current arch-guru of tech critics in America remains Jaron Lanier, the computer scientist and author of the trenchant screed Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (2018). There, as here, he castigates the tech giants from a position of disappointment more than outrage – urging them to do better, and consumers to be aware how the dopamine hits delivered by likes, replies, and pinging notifications are capable of changing our attitudes to sell us things, not just wasting our time.
It’s still worth listening to what these two, and a handful of the other interviewees, have to say. Orlowski – who previously weighed in on climate change in Chasing Ice (2012) and Chasing Coral (2017) – has packaged it all in a way that’s lively enough. But here’s the problem. His film is a tail-chasing paradox – a catchy explainer whose very form seems nervously dictated by a short attention span. It’s right to say we should all be more critical as consumers. But it should have trusted us, as viewers, to behold the whole iceberg here, not just the tip."
IT WILL of course ULITIMATELY DEPEND on our ability to adopt some of the
YIN attitudes of EASTERN mysticism to experience the wholeness of nature
TIME [ME]thinks TO DO WHAT HAS TO [BE] DONE
Add a Comment