Brief, Thoughts

The curious crusade of today

It seems today that social networks are the vehicles to a complete nihilistic approach of the information that expands because it can only do so. Here’s my reasoning;

In 2019, everything that is neither too violent or pornographic can, and probably will, be seen. The “rule 34” is even a way to refer to that idea of content explosion. Which is awesome, considering Humanity always had limited communication as a well-established fact.

Then you have the special case of what is “shocking”. If there’s a strong consensus over violence and porn, though the threshold differs from an individual to another, the consensus fall a part when points of view differ.
Atheists are more tolerant to blasphemies, nudists are more tolerant to nakedness, war victims are less tolerant to violence, etc. According to who we are, we don’t expect the same content in the same way; some “alarms” might be triggered more easily.

Except that it’s a case of the past.
What gets to buzz is not really what is the most enjoyable, but what creates debates and polarization. But, when the controversy is about showing something or not, the ban camp already lost. As the polemic will grow, the interest in the information that needed to be hidden is now buzzing (the Streisand effect).

Finally, you cannot fight for censorship in this new connected age; it just makes it worst.
Then, does it mean that no sensitivity should be spared?
Some people can be really hurt by opinions aimed at their believes or communities, but they will have to avoid what shocks them and hold their griefs, to avoid igniting the social networks. Whatever are you true believes, censorship worldwide seems good to decline until disappearance, because it simply became obsolete.

But, then, nihilism will become the apparent norm; as the only way to communicate. Kids will grow in constant nihilism, some becoming culturally passionless and extremely tolerant to content. Is that a good thing ?

Eventually, politically correct will shrink our domains of communication, and it will sort itself by having no matter for communication?

Brief, SERF

Bye openBrainTer

I’m slowly, but surely, transferring the remains of openBrainTer to Serf.

Damn that trial project was 4 years ago; it feels like going through the basics again, as the idea was already there. An open framework to develop a brain for your computer; openBrainTer (I might suck at naming softwares).  Except I now have a much deeper idea of what needs to be done.

I always skipped the FXML implementation part in openBrainTer, not willing to rethink everything within new standards. As I’m learning back JavaFX, I started without even considering doing otherwise than FXML. That’s a neat way to split your project in MVC, and I like to be able to add a css layer on top of it ^^

If you’ve never tried JavaFX before; just go for it! It gives you a lot of power and freedom over your UI; it makes your application shinny and helps you do better design for better UX.