And, what’s worse, at the same time as this has played out, some of the media outside our feeds is getting better and better: more beautiful, more ambitious, more diverse, more accessible. There’s more noise, to be sure, but never has so much great culture been accessible with a click. Our feeds, then, aren’t just gradually degrading from what they were. They’re cutting us off from something even more powerful that’s emerging.
This is about an overblown national security apparatus — one that has regularly played Snakes and Ladders with the Constitution, jeopardized all of the most important technology companies in America, spied on its own Government, lied about it all, and really only exists to protect us from something that kills about as many Americans each year as sharks — that is now throwing its toys out of the cot.