As the Iowa Caucus debacle has made obvious, democratic process has been hijacked by a bad app. The idea that we can leave our big decision making process to Silicon Valley soft ware developers is showing signs of a fissure . There are more things in heaven and earth than can be captured by 1s or 0s.
Douglas Rushkoff believes Tech will not become a solution to anything. We need real people, in real time, breathing together, to make sense. We are still embedded within Nature but are acting collectively ‘as if’ we are doomed to live alone on a station in outer space. That’s crazy!
Today, I am off to my public library to meet with a dozen LGBTQ folks to prepare a response to a lot of shit going down within and beyond our community. I am going to enter into real face to face communications, with real voices, in a really real room. This is scary and rather unpredictable. I can’t delete or edit anyone, change the channel if I get bored.
This risk may be kind of raw but may lead to rapture. Who knows? Out of such rawness relationships can form and societies can actually function. We are planning to go out to dinner afterwards. Maybe, out of these fragile coalitions, a brave new world will emerge?
I will leave my smart phone at home.