Good news for people who believe in alternate universes: Turns out you can create your own, and trap people from this one there. All you need is a media empire, some cynical political allies, a few social networks with easily-gamed algorithms, and a diffuse sense of grievance to amplify. Schrödinger may have laid the groundwork, but it took Rupert Murdoch to build the first full-scale prototype.
On a related note: I’m as prone to doomscrolling as anyone. I’m trying to break the habit… but sometimes it’s good to remember we’re facing some big, dire actual challenges — and that we need to act on them.
Still, it isn’t always healthy. I drew this fella to help remind me to put the phone down sometimes: