Throw enough predictions against a wall and some will stick, right?  Still, this description of social media through the Burroughs lens is a little eerie:

Posted everywhere on street corners the idiot irresponsibles twitter supersonic approval, repeating slogans, giggling, dancing...

from The Soft Machine by William Burroughs (1914-1997), ed. Oliver Harris, 2014.

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This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F