Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Distraction Industrial Complex

I was listening to The Nerdist podcast recently and Chris Hardwicke was sharing this theory he has about the popularity of these little gaming apps. The idea being that so many people are unhappy lately, these mindless games offer a way to distract people from their own thoughts.

This is exactly how I've been using these apps.

Puzzle games. Word games. Tower defense games. You can get all sorts of free games for your smart phone. Games you can play while half-paying attention to the television. It is comfortably numbing and an obscene waste of a lot of time. But sometimes you need something like that get you through a rough patch of living.

We are lost.


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