“Evolutionary pressure is causing rudimentary self-awareness in the older population.”source: Harvard
Consciousness, most scientists argue, is not a universal property of all matter in the universe. Rather, consciousness is restricted to a subset of animals with relatively complex brains. The more scientists study animal behavior and brain anatomy, however, the more universal consciousness seems to be.
This then begs the question: are people “pretending to be boomers” on the internet holding up a mirror to this cursive loving, 55+ population? Is the self beginning to recognize the self? Are insane memes about “libtard snowflake bull” acting as an absurd foundation for bootstrapping consciousness in this older population?
Bicameralism (the condition of being divided into “two-chambers”) is a hypothesis in psychology that argues that the human mind once operated in a state in which cognitive functions were divided between one part of the brain which appears to be “speaking”, and a second part which listens and obeys — a bicameral mind.source: Yahoo Answers
Has this theory of the bicameral mind extended beyond itself into a broader cultural context? Is the constant stream of “boomer shitposts” speaking, and the older generation listening?
Boomer parody pages such as “Garden Hoses & The Olden Days” and “Jekyll Does’nt Hide” (a redneck, meth smoking spin-off of GH&TOD) have pioneered this phenomenon, resulting in a viral phenomenon known as “OK Boomer.”
Darwin is probably rolling over in his grave right about now.
Here at D.E. we have been pondering this philosophical impasse greatly, and found ourselves wondering if content creators having infused this level of absurdity into low-tier, often effortless square images has thrown nature for a loop. One recent article about the ecological perspective of challenges and opportunities for baby boomers suggests yes, this could indeed be the case.
In conclusion, the online war that has been waged by millennials against Zoomers & Boomers seems to be having unintended side effects.