The funny thing, for me, is that I’m actually comfortable with all this chaos. The whole internet thing doesn’t bother me. Why not?

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Maybe it’s because I grew up in a small town, maybe it’s because I was writing from an early age, maybe it’s because I never trusted media and politicians, having seen from the inside how they fabricate reality, maybe it’s because I read a lot of science fiction and to me all this is normal. But my advice is: don’t lose your head over all this, it’s not nearly as bad as you are being led to believe, and it serves only to obscure the real problems – the abuse of power, authority and wealth – that we have always had.

Stephen Downes, OLDaily