The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

“The panacea was virtuality – the reinvention and redemption of society in computer code. They would build us a new Eden not from atoms but from bits. All that is solid would melt into their network. We were expected to be grateful and, for the most part, we were.

What Silicon Valley sells and we buy is not transcendence but withdrawal. We flock to the virtual because the real demands too much of us”

The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays
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