First, start here:
We will see this consumer technology mature over the next decade. As with the other Strange Toys I’ve described, there will be a biomechanical convergence, creating a breakdown between the subjective and objective worlds of many people. The Disinformation will reach its apex when you can’t tell not only what’s real in the news but also what’s real right in front of you.
I realize I didn’t adequately catch you up on the tech that precipitated the Collective (described in the first Strange Toys). Here’s a story I wrote about it: Antisocial.