The Metaphysics of Modern Communications

Josh Spear believes one must understand infinity (no small task) in order to speak persuasively to digital natives.

As a ‘born digital’ consumer, I’m engaging with infinity day in and day out. My inbox is never full. I upload as many photos to Facebook as I damn well please. (Facebook by the way is now the largest photo-sharing site in the world, with users uploading more than 850 million pictures each month).
We can thank technology for enabling this phenomenon. It’s simply beyond our understanding that we could ever reach our online limits. We simply can’t fill up infinity.
Unlimited evening and weekend calls. Unlimited text messages. Unlimited minutes. Unlimited downloads. This is changing the way people think about the world, and fast.

The digital construct offers us a new way to understand space, since digitally speaking space is infinite. Naturally, the implications are massive for marketers, media, government and so on.
I wish there was a new way to understand money. We know in our hearts and minds that there is enough food, water, shelter, medicine and love for everybody on the planet, but our systems of distribution are not equitable. They suffer from bad design.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.

  • http://www.ianschafer.com Ian Schafer

    A good read on this is David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous.