At first, I was bemused. But I wonder if our desire to map all of the possibilities of ‘Bandersnatch’ is also one to re-acquire the illusion of control, of knowledge.
Google’s app highlights our civilization’s artistic accomplishments, the most profound expressions and scholarship from the last 8000 years. We’re using it for selfies.
I liked being called smart. Who doesn’t? And, so long as I didn’t have to think too hard about my purchase, I would be a Smart One. Cool.
Teen Tribe appears to be more punishment of spoiled white privilege through hardship and isolation. Here, however, they are sent to live as different indigenous tribes do; in other words, their “punishment” is to live the customary lives of the Other.
Yet even with a literature replete with warning, we find ourselves enacting weird efforts to attract the opposite sex on our own with Axe body sprays, faux perms and balayage, Forever 21 sales, and Tinder profiles. Call them “Love Potion Lite,” protection against our own insecurities. It’s a kind of Cinderella complex–without the duds, no ball.