Social media seems like the place where anyone and everyone is trying to get their five minutes in doing their just-cause song and dance routine for the benefit of a bunch of other people doing theirs, but nobody is entirely clear what they're "fighting" for or what they'd do if they got it
Sean Parker is a weird bird; there's some interview with him where he rambles about how compound interest is going to make him a trillionaire by the time he's 160 (which he'll live to because of life extension technology natch) and "If you're worried about wealth disparity now, wait until we're the true Gods among humans" kind of stuff.
Hard to tell if he was kidding, serious, or a bit of both
Jim-out-of-touch-with-reality-Thompson clearly hasn't got a proper grasp o f his place in the scheme of things.
1) What Jim find amusing or distressing in politics is only of interest in a far as it shows up Jim's psychopathology. He knows very little about poli tics, and most of what he think he knows is only interesting in as far as i t shows up what unsophisticated right-wing suckers have been manipulated i nto taking an interest in - if we wanted to know his thoughts on the subjec t we'd watch Fox News.
2) His capacity to offer remedial reading instruction on politics is zero - he doesn't know nearly enough to remedy his own defects, let alone anybody else's.
3) Of course he won't read any comments. He's kill-filed anybody who might disagree with him.
4) which means we can point out that he's unfortunately ignorant without ru nning any risk of hurting his feelings, not that there's much risk of that
- he glories in his ignorance, which is one minor edge he has over krw - kr w doesn't realise that there are facts that he might know if he could absor b new ones, while Jim is consciously parochial and narrow-minded.
In college the chem grad students would bring the straight stuff to spike the punch. (I'm sure that's common everywhere.) You had to be careful of that punch... I hardly drink anything besides beer anymore. (alcohol wise) Well, red wine is nice with a 'robust' dinner. I wish I had an alcohol filter that I could switch on. Drink more beer, but not get drunk or ruin my liver.
OTOH, I think the smartphone is the greatest invention since the HP35 (just upgraded to a Note-8). I get, maybe, a call a day but my wife and I text fairly regularly. I can ignore texts if I'm busy. It's mostly "milk and bread" or "I'm by checkout" sorts of messages, where a phone call might be unnecessarily intrusive. Text is much like email, in that regard.