It occurred to me some years ago that I didn’t know what neither Saddam Hussein nor Kim Kardashian’s voice sounded like.
This led me to conclude that if you don’t know what someone sounds like when they speak for themselves, then all you know is what someone else is telling you about them.
It was especially interesting because in one case their mouthpiece wanted me to love them, whereas in the other, the objective was to help me find a plausible pretext to have them killed.
One of them has millions of Twitter followers and makes their living solely on camouflaged endorsements. The other one is dead.
This is the world we are making, and it has its moments, but I can’t escape the feeling that we could somehow be much more productive with these tools.