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February 23, 2021

The Rules of Panic

"Why do we freak out at some technologies and shrug at others?", wrote Clive Thompson in Wired.

More: "Genevieve Bell [director of interaction and experience research at Intel] believes she's cracked this puzzle. To provoke moral panic, technology must satisfy three rules."

1. It has to change our relationship to time.

2. It has to change our relationship to space.

3. It has to change our relationship to one another.

"Individually, each of these transformations can be unsettling, but if you hit all three: Panic!"

February 23, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


...our relationship to time.
Time is an arbitrary human construct, I change my relationship by an hour twice a year.
...our relationship to space.
Space? Stars or closets? Who cares about stars, best take care of what we have.
...our relationship to one another.
It can’t unless we let it, but the internet has proven even seeing the pitfalls some are compelled to reenact the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Posted by: xoxoxoBruce | Feb 23, 2021 6:42:07 PM

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