“We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true. But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds. We’re all you know. You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here. You’re beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you. You dress like the tube. You eat like the tube. You raise your children like the tube. You even think like the tube. This is mass madness — you maniacs! In God’s name you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion!”
- Howard Beale, from the movie “Network,” 1976
This is about the television (in 1976, the word “tube” I think is the TV); I think it is now applicable to the Internet. Really.
Change the word “tube” to Internet. That’s how the world is today.