Issue #2: ‘Mind’
The average person now spends more time online than talking to friends and family face-to-face. What is it about the online world that draws us so? From the outside it looks like sheer madness, a condemnation worse than that of Sisyphus: we stare into a flickering box, move around a pixelated arrow and click or tap every so often. We go to sleep, wake up and do it all over again.
Stare, move, click, tap. Sleep.
Stare, move, click, tap.
Madness and condemnations aside, online existence raises some important questions. When you are engaged in the online world, is this really you? Or do you cease to exist? Is it an extension of your mind, or is it just mindless?