Propaganda Teknososial

Pada era media sosial ini kita sering mendengar berbagai jargon propaganda teknososial tentang bagaimana teknologi digital mengaburkan batas ruang dan waktu yang akan membawa peradaban manusia ke kolaborasi global. Ketika telegram mulai digunakan meluas saat awal abad 20, teoris komunikasi Marshall McLuhan pernah menuliskan hal serupa, seperti dikutip di buku The Information:

Once again, as in the first days of the telegraph, we speak of the annihilation of space and time. For McLuhan this was prerequisite to the creation of global consciousness—global knowing. “Today,” he wrote, “we have extended our central nervous systems in a global embrace, abolishing both space and time as far as our planet is concerned. Rapidly, we approach the final phase of the extensions of man—the technological simulation of consciousness, when the creative process of knowing will be collectively and corporately extended to the whole of human society.

Tentunya kita semua tahu setelah penggunaan telegram meluas secara global yang terjadi bukan kolaborasi global, malahan serentetan perang-perang skala global. Kita harus bijak menyikapi segala macam propaganda bombastis.