The Instructions

“In this world there are those who listen to the flow of currents within themselves, and there are those who quiet those currents so that they can more easily hear the directions being shouted at them from the loudspeakers at each corner of the prison-yard fence.This has always been an important divider of people – where they get their instructions from. Who they listen to. What they accept as reality and what they reject.”

Mark Driver, Just Another Empire

Future Goggles

“The next medium, whatever it is—it may be the extension of consciousness—will include television as its content, not as its environment, and will transform television into an art form. A computer as a research and communication instrument could enhance retrieval, obsolesce mass library organization, retrieve the individual’s encyclopedic function and flip into a private line to speedily tailored data of a saleable kind.”

Marshall McLuhan, 30 years prior to the invention of the World Wide Web. (Emphasis, mine) Source: wikipedia