Alan Jacobs asks a valid question that I also happen to feel personally attacked by. What exactly are we’re rushing towards with all our 2x listening and cliff notes skim-reading?
My question about all this is: And then? You rush through the writing, the researching, the watching, the listening, you’re done with it, you get it behind you — and what is in front of you? Well, death, for one thing. For the main thing.
But in the more immediate future: you’re zipping through all these experiences in order to do what, exactly? Listen to another song at double-speed? Produce a bullet-point outline of another post that AI can finish for you?