A Lack of Interest
I am still trying to figure out what is going on – going on with people, that is. And I have noticed few people are interested in this – they are not interested in themselves!
Our interests have shifted elsewhere – and we are no longer interested in ourselves. A huge industry has developed, devoted to getting our attention – so we do what they want.. And people have responded, by being even less interested in themselves.
In fact, they do not exist – and this situation is so horrible, it makes them more determined than ever, to not notice anything!
Let me be explicit. This popped into my inbox The New Science of Designing for Humans. This ignores one thing – the humans it is trying to save – are gone!
I admire its methodology – its the same one used in Software Design. And I hope it works for them.
But we are right back to where we were thousands of years ago – trying to save mankind from itself (the Roman Empire, back then).The Christian solution is still the one we are using – a Savior, that is both human and divine. With one small change – a Savior that is part human and part machine!
As with all our gods – this one speaks to us directly, and we can hear his voice in our minds. And we obey him (or her, or whatever it is). His commands are hard to put into words – but that doesn’t matter. They are aimed at our body, and it responds, without thinking.
On a bus ride yesterday, I sat close to a young woman, and her new newborn infant. I was fascinated by it, such tiny hands! I also felt sorry for it – it will be hearing the same commands – and, if it is normal – it will obey them.