‘Fear of not doing the things you actually care about the most’ must become greater than the ‘fear of missing out’ — lest you be seduced by the algorithms of infinite timelines that squander unallocated cognitive energy without interest or return.
Social media paves the way for a dark, myopic dystopia, where we all become attention-obsessed hominid protocol droids, addicted to digital tokens of sentience, obediently ranking one another on behalf of the pet algorithms of our sleazy overlords.
Remember blogrolls? These were lists of links to other blogs that a blogger would often post on their site. In the days before we surrendered everything to corporately sponsored algorithms, online writers and readers built networks by recommending fellow authors to one another.