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Mass degradation of culture

There will be a mass degradation of culture as regression, as more and more efficient and numerous transmitters of the orbital satellite network will saturate humanity with more and more diverse entertainment trash, banal, sensational, stupefying, always easy to digest, bringing everywhere patterns and models  trivialized without borders, drowning out individual thought.

S. Lem, Sylvian Meditations XX, 466, in: S. Lem, Lem’s Planet. Timeless Fictions, Wydawnictwo Literackie, Kraków 2016.