"Napoleon once said, “give the masses a toy! They will play with it and allow themselves to be led - provided of course that the leader is clever enough to hide his true intentions.” Interesting... What an oddly ironic age we’ve all come to live in. We’ve learned to expect our leaders to be hiding the truth from us. So we’ve retreated from their lies only to surrender to the TV news anchor for guidance. But this will all change too as we step into the next age. Soon, the consumer will become the maker of the majority of content on the airwaves. With over 6 billion people wanting stardom, we’ll all have to be clever, and more than willing to hang out our dirty laundry for all to see. We’ll learn to color the facts a little, of course, adapting our lives for the prospect of making good TV. And since the President’s the real liar, he can now say exactly his true intentions - no one will ever believe him...or her - if they’re even paying attention. This is when the truth becomes transparent, as people would rather hunt for secrets and legends...and themselves, then accept any notion of “truth”. The door is opening wide to this! Welcome to the Post Ironic Age. No one has to hide anymore."
Well, I thought it was interesting anyway. Off to lunch, pass out some fliers for my show next friday and then on to Edson's lab for stage two of psychophysical headshrinkage.