What dosing culture manages, as a total cultural system, is to replace older forms of aesthetic engagement, even the relatively superficial ones of analog mass culture, with a total psychotic system, a constant flow of undigested objects, an inescapable, claustrophobic loop of integration.

The symptoms are numerous: the sense of timelessness and lack of development; the transition from boredom to manic activity, or in some cases their combination in a single activity; the suffusion of consciousness with a sense of sterility and stasis despite the constant flow of new content; the constant sense of distraction or pseudo-engagement—all these qualities articulate the general sense of a culture that is cut off from our inner depths even as it manages to dominate consciousness, insinuating itself into daily behavior, prevalent attitudes and mental functioning during our free time and at work.

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