๐Ÿ’ฌ People will come to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think

Replied to People will come to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think by Doug BelshawDoug Belshaw (Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel)

Iโ€™ve got no issue with having an โ€˜outboard brainโ€™ where I store things that I want to look up instead of remember. Itโ€™s also insanely useful to have a method by which the world can join together in a form of โ€˜hive mindโ€™.

What is problematic is when this โ€˜hive mindโ€™ (in the form of social media) is controlled by people and organisations whose interests are orthogonal to our own.

Great post Doug. I like your three things:

  • Hive-mind not linked to shareholder value
  • Find voices in other places
  • Curate not just consume

Personally speaking, I have not found a home on Mastodon, but spend less time on Twitter. Instead, I scroll through my feed within Inoreader, while follow up links captured through Nuzzel.

In regards to voices in other places, I subscribe to a number of blogs, podcasts and newsletters.

I also try and curate what I read. However, I feel that I could probably do more to join the dots.

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