Anyone else want to watch the world burn but like… semi-ironically?
Ok this gon be cringeworthy, I find myself sounding like edgy teen nihilist
I read about climate change, collapse, yada yada, and find myself upset when I read even on the most pessimistic sites (if we only count those whose authors seem to be of clear mind of course) that shit isn't gonna hit the fan til like 2050.
What I personally see coming in the future is some sort of cyber gulag, the inescapable kind. Because let's admit it's already there, you still can opt out, but then you pretty much opt out of technology as a whole (because even tho non-botnet tech is available, there are no people there, you can't talk to your family there (well that depends on the family ofc) or any irl people) and even life partially (good luck socializing with zoomers without botnet). And this is the direction the world is taking, this is the dystopia of the future. But it's like… so damn boring.
I want to have food shortages. I want to have popular unrest. I want to to have to retreat into the woods and grow shit. What the fuck man, I want life to be hard, in a way that is meaningful, I want to face actual death, not spiritual death at a 9-5 job which is BORING.
Take privacy again. The choice you're faced with is either give up completely and communicate with normies on Instagram and shit or retreat to xmpp/mastodon whatever and talk to 1,5 weirdos there. But this choice is BORING! I don't want to have to retreat to xmpp, I want to retreat to the woods and shit
sometimes when I’m alone but honestly it’ll be a hard time, but there will be changes when it does come so I can’t blame you
eventually you'll stop being lazy and do hard shit yourself because it's meaningful and not wish hardship forced upon you. or you won't, whatever.
if you need a kick in the pants, all preparation/training you do now increases your chances of surviving decades from now.