The Next [I] is Oracle (2023)
… you are no longer a financial asset, but a renewable resource for the production of infinite differences
No longer living in mass-indie times, ours is the age of loneliness; not because we feel loneliness today any more acutely than we used to, but rather because the models of ourselves manufactured by the corporate surveillance economy, attain value precisely through their industrialized isolation.
We are both/and, a citizen and not, an actualized self and a statistical data point allowing Oracle to more accurately forecast the next anonymous worker to log on to an ink-jet printer in a Columbus suburb. Self-design can no longer be understood as the obligation to wrest essences out from under appearances, but rather, as the exploitation of a vast catalog of selves now-constituted by design briefs that are utterly indifferent to one another.
(Curtis Roth, Drawing Algorithmic Self.)