Are we in the age of death via auto play? Mic Wright thinks so, putting together several trends: people increasingly publishing videos set to play automatically; the ferocious hunger for clicks; the growing presence of video recorders.
Infocult adds: humanity's deep, persistent hunger for stories of death and decay.
Our eyes are pinned open, ‘Clockwork Orange’-style, in this world of endless looping content. Your death could be monetized. Your death could be clicks. Your death could have value to people who know nothing about your hopes and dreams. Your death could be followed by cat videos.
(thanks to Todd Bryant)