The Acceleration of Addictiveness

This short essay from 2010 has only become more relevant. The thesis: technological progress means that «increasing numbers of things we like will be transformed into things we like too much.» And the tricky part: As a species, we wouldn’t want to stop it. So, on an individual level, «we’ll increasingly be defined by what we say no to.»

From Weekly Filet #476, in February 2024.

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