Close headlines, distant events
Information is the product of mass consumption today, but its value goes down as far as its amount grows. A global event does not provoke an emotional response, but is rather perceived as a part of the endless cycle of consumption, a real time show. There is no empathy or compassion any more, only consumption and the thirst for the new consumption. Global events are like a candy for the brain. Informational addiction is a sign of our time.