The online sub-life

According to Bidisha, however you look at it, the online world is a soulless, brain-dead place –

I call it the Glaze. It’s the sudden slack-faced gape of a normal person who’s been chatting and joking, when suddenly they get an email on their iPhone. They have to look. Then they have to reply, open-mouthed, dabbing at the glass like toddlers at the aquarium.

Online activity instantly renders any mammal, even a mouse, clinically dead for the duration of the session. Fact. High-level studies prove, furthermore, that the internet was created by evil quantum physicists to negate all time, space and frontal lobe activity. That’s why you can spend hours online and come away not remembering anything.

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