“There are a lot of horrifying things lurking in the autocomplete field...People used to confess to their priest or some sort of trusted figure and now people spell out their secrets to the search bar, to the machine.”
"This goes back to why Arendt argued that we needed 'public' and 'private.' The 'private' is kind of a refuge from politics. Even though politics is a good thing, you don't want to be in it and doing it all the time because that's exhausting."
“My book is a pure and simple ‘fiction’: it’s a novel, but it’s not I who invented it; it is the relationship between our period and its epistemological configuration and this mass of statements.”