A new post-internet vocabulary follows, starting with the word “internetocentric”—the inability to think beyond or outside of the internet.
"...all this virtual magic is taking a steep toll. For many years this techno-wizardry has been blunting our creaturely senses, interrupting the instinctive rapport between our senses and the earthly sensuous. It's been short-circuiting the animate terrain, disrupting the very attunement that keeps us apprised of what's going on in our locale... hence much less likely to notice the steady plundering... the sensorial world of our carnal experience is increasingly filled with horrific wounds, wounds that we feel in our flesh when ever we dare to taste the world with our creaturely senses. It's too damned painful. Hence there's ever more reason to retreat from the body's world, to avoid the sensuous terrain...taking refuge in ever more mediated and virtual spaces.Thus do we render ourselves ever more numb....ever more inured to the steady flattening of the Real. Ever more calloused and closed to the shuddering pain of the biosphere, breathing." - David Abrams
"...There's a paradox: for the more we engage these remarkable tools, the less available we are for any actual contact outside the purely human estate. In truth, the more we participate with these astonishing technologies, the more we seal ourselves into an exclusively human cocoon, and the more our animal senses—themselves co-evolved with the winds, the waters, and the many-voiced terrain—are blunted, rendering us ever more blind, ever more deaf, ever more impervious to the more-than-human Earth." - David Abrams
"We no longer know where we are anymore without GPS to tell us; indeed, we no longer really inhabit our places, since we spend so much time living via satellite. That is painful, and sad—the forfeiting of something so primal, so precious, so intimately a part of us that we hardly notice it slipping away." - David Abrams
'Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world'
-- A Cypherpunk's Manifesto, 1993