The Amazon, Facebook, Google company town is not just another asymmetric lever in the exchange of labor, but also personal autonomy. Jeff Bezos presenting an idyllic capitalist performance for onlookers, its insides guttered humans, endlessly surveilled and nothing escapes scrutiny. Dissent verboten.
Statues are made of sand. Let them tumble down. Whoever was great once was not meant to last.
What sand dunes will be put atop the pedestal. Who is great today, who will be greater tomorrow and then washed away?
An easy guess is Obama, inoffensive and abounding in symbols, carve in some babbling rhetoric and that’s one up, thousands more to go.
What do all those people in the CIA, NSA and every other Get Smart agency do all day? Can’t almost the entire thing be cardboard boxed up and sent home.
Isn’t Facebook already doing ***almost*** all of whatever the Get Smart’s presumably do? Best of all, Facebook is profitable. They are doing all the splendid spying and meddling in political affairs, but add to that menace that they are also showing cute puppy videos and serving up ads.
The future is almost here…
I don’t want Google ‘politics’, that’s not an app I installed. I also didn’t install an app that gives them permission to own my identity. Google is a porcupine needle that burrows deeper and deeper
Artificial Intelligence Governing System of Prime will be your community activist, your liaison to political representatives, your legislature, judge, news and bank. But, this is not a dictatorship!
beware the tech oligarchs in politics
As we move into the future this is my message cast into the sea. I choose the red pill but I concede life in the Matrix is happier…
Government is disintermediating employment
What is the Constitution? What is an End User License Agreement?
Updated with an epilogue: Some (unrandom) thoughts about LinkedIn…