CoreIn Venkatesh Rao's text, (Breaking Smart (2018), he distinguishes between the Promethean and Pastoral mindsets. The Promethean champion embraces novelty and radical change, while the Pastoral resister remains encased in old paradigms, seduced
Tinkering is the process of low-stakes experimentation based on pragmatic drives. Instead of disavowing or bemoaning ambiguity and uncertainty, tinkering requires it. Why? Because otherwise, one falls prey to rigid, deterministic visions that
"You have to understand: most people are not ready to be unplugged." — Morpheus (The Matrix) Social Media as True Addiction It's not hyperbolic to call social media the engine of addiction.