Bruce Schneier: “The unrelenting horizonlessness of the Covid world” | Boing Boing

At CNN, Boing Boing pal and security researcher Bruce Schneier and Harvard media professor Nick Couldry write about acedia, “a malady that apparently plagued many Medieval monks. It’s a sense of no longer caring about caring, not because one had become apathetic, but because somehow the whole structure of care had become jammed up.” According to Schneier and Couldry, the meta-apathy of acedia is one of the strangest and psychologically stressful consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. From CNN:
The source of our current acedia is not the literal loss of a future; even the most pessimistic scenarios surrounding Covid-19 have ……

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