I think it's a pretty useless expensive gimmick created out of toxic materials to excite the numb neurons of the bored inhabitants of the digital realm for 2 minutes or so.
Then we'll all forget about it and move on to the next thing.
I'm already looking for something else :).
I go through this phase after a startup or project that I've been working on is over. Without a project to focus on, I see the world as it is - a sharade of people bullshitting each other and hiding from who they are.
I need a new project :).
That is no more as it is than anyone else's way of seeing the world.
You're simply seeing the world through the lens of your own discontent.
Go sailing. Learn how to carve wood. Make out with another human on a beach. Go take pictures in a foreign country. Learn how to play an instrument. Grow some vegetables. Volunteer in your local community. Go to a bookstore/library, pick a completely random fiction book, and force yourself to read it from cover to cover.
It gets better.
(I am experiencing a somewhat similar "phase" with codeshaman)
You gotta eat your vegetables.
(Damn, I sound so lost! :D)
P.S: Your comment on the Tinder topic a couple of days ago (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10019527) was spot on, you really nailed it. Thanks for sharing all these thoughts.
You are right again, it's a self fulfilling prophecy - the more you dwell on it, the more pointless the whole thing becomes.
But as sebkomianos said, it's like a vicious circle: In order to engage and find meaning I need to find meaning so I get inspired to engage.
The solution is, I guess, to pretend for a while and just do something and then it will start making sense again.
I'm doing that, trying to produce sparks to ignite the fire, I'm almost there....
What a boring philosophy.