Is Meta a company, or the general state of being online? What subliminal messaging is influencing me as I fall asleep to ASMR? How do algorithmically curated choices interact with our free will? Do I gain comfort watching mukbang videos and cleaning tutorials, or anxiety? How are teen hype houses on social media influencing elections? Could video games be used as social experiments for implementing new economic systems? Can we hack the digital classroom? What, if any, online experiences remain that don’t relate back to a consumptive practice? Tech now defines us––not the other way around. It is not just a neutral instrument, a means to an end, but has become our way of understanding the world, evolving at a pace that is beyond our cumulative imagination.
Meta’s self-betraying Super Bowl commercial explained.