We Cannot Amuse Ourselves to Death
Zander Nethercutt
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True, the prices of goods reflect what people are willing to pay. And the majority of people are ready to pay a lot for entertainment. Just compare what the top scientists earn compared to the professional basketball / football players.

It also puzzles me that people nowadays spend so much time chatting/texting each other, instead of meeting in person. Humans are social beings, but may be we prefer going virtual, because it makes it easier for us to get immediate and filtered content to what we like.

Finally, I would add that the digital/virtual world(s) consume resources and impact the physical world, as we need to manufacture chips/batteries/screens and to produce energy to power those worlds. In the meantime, we still have 800 million people (as per World Food Programme) with not enough food…

source: ourworldindata.org