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    Consume

    "Such a perspective forces a deep appreciation of the ways in which, despite its widening civilian use, Google Earth remains a highly militarised domain embedded fundamentally within a broader military-technology-geotechnology-security complex. This means that the system is a key means through which citizens now consume state military violence, a process which adds to the mythology of ‘clean’ war and ‘precision weapons’ that contemporary US militaries are eager to circulate."

    What is the exact meaning of the verb "consume" in this context? Thanks in advance.

    The source: Stephen Graham's Vertical

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    Re: Consume

    It means take in and process (that information) internally.

    The analogy is:
    We consume (eat and digest) food.
    We consume (take in and process) information.

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