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The following is false:

‘The only thing we can do is to improve our critical thinking & media literacy, & learn what we must be on guard against … we can learn tools to defend ourselves in this era of rapid falsehood. We need to marshal our ability to think critically‘

Critical thinking, media literacy, etc. are very poor tools for defending against viral falsehoods.

It’s also awful & condescending to believe that viral believers lack critical thinking or are stupid.

“[W]hat Spotify calls ‘streaming intelligence’ should be understood as surveillance of its users to fuel its own growth and ability to sell mood-and-moment data to brands.”loca

"A distinction must be made between advertising and "adtech" - digital analysis and advertising software. Traditional advertising was about building a brand. It used to be like this: if you read a newspaper, the newspaper didn't read you either. If you watched TV, the TV didn't see you either. The Internet has changed that. If you watch a video on Youtube today, Youtube will be watching you. Surveillance is at the heart of the business model. I call it "people farming"." - @aral

me: i wonder what would happen if i trained the neural net gpt-2 on christmas carols?

me: ...

me: oh NO

new rule, if you're not cuddling me in bed you don't get to talk to me about the global cyberwar

imposing a $350 fine for awooing will simply create a system where awooing is basically legal for the wealthy. we call this class the Awoorgeoisie

a vending machine is simply an authoritarian fridge

hello fedi I'm back did you miss? no yall don't even know who I am but is fucking back. gunna redeploy all this on k8s and nyoom into the cloud native world

Fun fact: the debut Information Society album is older than public internet access, despite totally sounding like the internet.

@yang thanks for the follow, how do you justify your overly simplistic $1k UBI proposal knowing any realistic implementation will end up effectively making you a liar

my work slack is exactly what youd expect

"Just like the simulations." I say as Carol from Accounting cries on the other side of my desk

Unions 🤝 are a great place to find 🔎 people fighting 👊 against socialism ☭ . You cannot 🙅‍♂️ get more capitalistic 💵 than people pooling their resources ( their labor ⛏ , and skills 🤓) to increase 📈 their negotiation 🧐 power and build up 🚧 the middle class. Where socialism 😈 advocates a massive lower class working 👷‍♂️ while select elites IE politicians 🤵 live in luxury 💎.

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