Feed The Baby

“WHAT IS IT like to be a baby? For centuries, this question would have seemed absurd: behind that adorable facade was a mostly empty head. A baby, after all, is missing most of the capabilities that define the human mind, such as language and the ability to reason. Rene Descartes argued that the young child was entirely bound by sensation, hopelessly trapped in the confusing rush of the here and now. A newborn, in this sense, is just a lump of need, a bundle of reflexes that can only eat and cry. To think like a baby is to not think at all.” Inside the baby mind by Jonah Lehrer.

Feed the baby is a comment on how we share information. We’re constantly creating new digital information (photos, posts, twits, comments, etc.) and in most cases, we’re careless of that information. In a way, we pollute the digital world with misconstructed thoughts, misspelled words, poor quality pictures, misinformation, and so on. This information, good or not, will remain in the digital world perhaps forever, like some vicious plastic that just won’t disappear. At some point it will affect the future generations, we don’t need to see too far.

In Feed the baby, anyone can feed this new mind with anything in a link form: news, videos, jokes, recipes, porn, DIY instructions, shopping lists, TED talks, anything. And the baby will eat it, no matter what it is. Consequences should be expected and the pay-off is to see what kind of person this baby grows up to be based on what we feed it.

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