Creativity enables consumerism


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    • #capitalism #society #creativity #innovation
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    • The purpose of capitalism is to build our culture
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      “What we see on our social media feeds, the songs we listen to, the information we are presented with, the news sites we visit, the people we meet and the emotions we feel are all beginning to be determined by coded algorithms. While they can bring new things into our consumption patterns (‘you listen to X, have you heard Y?’), such creativity serves only to keep us consuming. It is newness to maintain more of the same.”

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