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The Dissociated Future and the Hive-mind Golem

A tell-all book from 1976 presents another way of seeing what’s happened to us – the descent into a dissociated society. In A Choice of Futures, a top Tavistock researcher, Fred Emery, together with his wife Merrelyn, revealed studies on the effects of television, which they call a dissociative medium. And for the social engineers, dissociation is synonymous with schizophrenia. They write, “There is no doubt in our minds that dissociation is the most probable negative scenario to arise from the ‘telecommunications revolution.’” Dissociation means here withdrawing from who and what’s around you right there into semi-reality or secondary reality, or now, virtual reality. I came across this looking into eating disorders, as well as body and gender dysmorphia – are these and many other disturbances of the mind and spirit just expressions of this predicted fracturing? I sense it’s a piece of the puzzle, answering questions like why so many are super reactive, unable to make associations, seemingly happy to live vicariously through celebrities or fictional characters, or crowd out their own dreams with the increasingly …