This wellness epidemic probably is a reaction to the uncertainty of our times, a cognitive dissonance cocktail we down every morning just to read the news. The amoral business models of Facebook and Google produce a glut of low-substance and false information, media with no nutritional value. Heartless algorithms worsen the situation, incentivized to give us a diet consisting of, to quote a former Facebook engineer, “endless sugar and fat.”
…that the internet is similar to past communication networks like the phone, radio, and TV networks. But the hardware-based networks of the past are fundamentally different than the internet, a software-based network. Once hardware-based networks are built, they are nearly impossible to rearchitect. Software-based networks can be rearchitected through entrepreneurial innovation and market forces.