Your Attention Is Now Gold

The new prized possession of our era is human attention, akin to precious gold. It goes beyond merely possessing data and selling it to the highest bidder. Now, the goal is to manipulate and shape this data to favor certain interests. The orchestrators behind this are obscure, and their efforts are diligently underway.

The rule is quite simple: whoever holds your attention for the longest duration can steer it in any direction they desire, extracting valuable benefits from it.

The ability to curate our feeds as we please has become an illusion. Despite our preferences, we are involuntarily bombarded with insubstantial content that garners high views and engagement, while the valuable information we seek remains elusive.