… all this exposure to media … and still no miracles

Kevin Kelly says The Improbable is the New NormalMore specifically:

Every minute a new impossible thing is uploaded to the internet and that improbable event becomes just one of hundreds of extraordinary events that we’ll see or hear about today. The internet is like a lens which focuses the extraordinary into a beam, and that beam has become our illumination. It compresses the unlikely into a small viewable band of everyday-ness. As long as we are online – which is almost all day many days — we are illuminated by this compressed extraordinariness. It is the new normal.

And by impossible, Kelly does not mean inexplicable supernatural event.

All these videos and no miracles.

You know, things like this:

Text Via Kottke.