We’ve gotten so used to emergent technologies that we get anxious if we haven’t had one in a while. We’re all constantly in a state of ongoing technoshock, without really being aware of it—it’s just become where we live.
Teju on Mandela: “A man, somewhere, is jolted awake in the middle of the night by things he knows are true. If the island’s physical distance is a little greater now, its moral distance is not.The prisoner finally dies. The torturers take a moment to praise him (to praise themselves). Then they return to work.”
Let’s be puzzled about what seems obvious.