Reasoning with Madness
"This is a barbaric yawp, and it will be sounded over the roofs of the world."
The whole concept behind "taste algorithms" on social media or any platform like Netflix or Pandora bothers me.
It takes any sort of individual thought or creativity out of your online journey and replaces it with a predetermined artificial pathway, that most often reflects only the latest thing you happen to search for or interact with. It limits random encounters, which more often than not are more interesting in the long run. It's like a noise gate set far too tight. It's cold, machine-like and far from authentic. It limits engagement, diversity and an entire experience to the point of boredom. It homogenizes what makes life interesting.
The fact that so much of the internet and the platforms we use are going that direction is unfortunate. They say variety is the spice of life, but that is essentially destroyed more all the time, especially from platforms that engage more and more with "taste algortihms" that always throws you into a rut of similar options, which ultimately is no option whatsoever.
To only engage or be presented with a very small set of options, which are all the basically the same, and to be forced into it artificially by some busted math equation is the breakdown of freedom, the collapse of chance, and the destruction of evolution.
Who Am I?
I am Ahab.