Future Shock Information Overload: Fear-porn

Yes.
I too have been thinking about 60s phrases books movies:
Information Overload
Future Shock
Stop the world I want to get off.
Little Murders.
Relevance.
I remember the book by Alvin Toffler.
And the Greening of America, although did not read.
And conspicuous consumption,…

More relevant today.
Bigger changes today.
Society more fragile than then and the Great Depression,
More fragile than the 1918 pandemic before the roaring 20s decade boom.
When many lived on family farms self-sufficient.
Even in the 60s half the population walked to work, not indebted car payments.
And efficient home milk eggs delivery in glass recyclable bottles.

I am starting to tune out the news as it becomes
so political and
so unrealistic speculation by those with no track record of forecasting.
Complete idiot pundits fake news, biased.

Some relevant do facts emerge even wrapped in disinformation
so I do not totally tune out as during impeachment.
Turn it off more and more, the past few days, such little new info is coming out.
Concentrate on survival, move to the best location, and work.

There are other news aggregators maybe better than Drudge fear porn disinformation.
Most internet is ad porn video jiggle slop.
Electronics is unhealthy disinformation overload causing dopamine stimulation that literally fries neurons to make you stupid.

Go back to books, work, health.
Figure out how to stay alive and get rich in the New Economy.
Huge changes coming.
Many for the better.

Need for clean air, water, food, peace, quiet, work will remain the same.
Addiction, overstimulation, always to be avoided.

From: Lothar

Ron, good observation !

I concur.

On May 5, 2020, at 04:14, Ron wrote:

I glanced over the individual headlines but taken as an entirety the page reminds me of the famous cult analysis book of the 1970s.;

Futurist Alvin Toffler’s ” Future Shock.”

Toffler maintained that rapid societal change was responsible for most of societal ills.

Perception becomes overloaded.

Panic sets in.

Like a Twilight Zone episode where one day I arose and placement of everything familiar in my large city were changed.

An information overload resulting in panic.

Perception also becomes numb.

When I was a boy in Fresno myself and everyone I knew remembered a murder in the headlines 14 years before.

Today such a murder may not be remembered after one year or even six mos.

Despite the best efforts of our cognitive system to block sensory overload there is a long term fatigue component that we as a society are now experiencing.

Everything around us becomes surreal as we detach.

Just my early AM take.

Ron

On Tue, May 5, 2020, 1:54 AM Lothar wrote:

3 charged in killing of store guard over mask…
OIP.q8iaARSBPRwht_Cl1jrYSgHaEv?w=293&h=185&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7
Meat Shortages Leave WENDY’S Diners Asking, ‘Where’s the Beef?’…
Consumers head directly to farms…

BANKRUPTCY MONDAY: J. CREW, GOLD’S GYM, HERTZ…

Trump cheers on governors as they ignore White House guidelines in race to reopen…

Fauci refutes claim disease will ‘just disappear’…

May testify before Senate next week…

CDC MODELS WARN OF DOUBLING DAILY DEATH…
She Predicted the Outbreak. What Does She Foresee Next?


‘We may see what collective rage looks like’..riots ?


Woman arrested for licking spree…

MNUCHIN: International travel may not resume until 2021…


For imperiled airlines, it keeps getting worse…
‘COVID toes’ are emblematic of how much is still unknown…
Supreme Court holds 1st arguments by phone…
Isolated by oceans: Hawaii, other islands have low infections…
‘Safe’ Becomes Rural Tourism Pitch to Distancing Public…
Fed Paper Finds Pandemic a Century Ago Fueled Nazi Rise…
U.S. DEATHS 68,762…
WORLD SICK MAP…
AMERICA SICK MAP…

UPDATE: MODEL SHOWS 134,000 DEATHS BY AUGUST
DRONES TO CHECK TEMPS
CAMERAS MONITOR MASKS AND DISTANCING
OBESE IN UK ‘MUST WORK FROM HOME’
Lotharhttp://www.antiwar.com/When seconds count the cops are just minutes away !

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