Thursday, July 12, 2007

Two Industries

In Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age I think Madame Ping says something along the lines of, "There are two industries: stuff and entertainment." Well.
Stuff
Make things for people so that they don't have to make them or understand them. Contribute to the specialization of people and the complexity of their lives. Work towards the technological singularity.
Entertainment
Trick people's senses so they can be excited in their mechanized lives. Manipulate their emotions. Glorify invented beliefs.

Fuck industry.

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