I must confess, I spend most of my waking hours in front of a screen.
I am not one to binge watch cable or immerse myself in movies. But I do spend much of my time online, and/or creating music, video or other media.
Having created so much of my own material, it’s hard for me to play the role of media consumer. I often feel that I am being steeped in other people’s ideas when I watch shows– that I am being subtly programmed or offered false information.
It is interesting to me– when a schizophrenic hallucinates, that is involuntary. But most of us essentially are voluntarily “hallucinating” most of the time, when we imbibe programs and other media.
A few months ago I tried virtual reality– it was quite immersive, very trippy. Reality became even harder to differentiate from projection. In the future, I firmly believe that most of us will interact voluntarily with collective “hallucinations” (or virtual enviroments) constantly.
For better or worse, we will most of us agree to hallucinate together.