Original post can be viewed atwww.gawker.com

The Future Is Not Only Useless, It’s Expensive → Dan Brooks

Dan Brooks writes:

This is how NFTs make me feel: like the future is useless but expensive, and world-altering technology is now in the hands of a culture so aesthetically and spiritually impoverished that it should maybe go back to telling stories around the cooking fire for a while, just to remember how to mean something.

He continues…

And this is why the future, be it NFTs or Memoji or the howling existential horror of the Metaverse, looks so ugly and boring: it reflects the stunted inner lives of the finance and technology professionals who produced it. As the visual manifestation of cryptocurrency, NFT art combines the nuanced social awareness of computer programmers with the soulful whimsy of hedge fund managers. It is art for people whose imaginations have been absolutely captured by a new kind of money you can do on the computer.

I’ll resist dropping in more snippets from the article cause I think it’s way more impactful reading the article in its entirety.

It feels like I’ve had a band-aide ripped off a wound I was trying to ignore.


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