We have a choice about the world that technology will give us

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9 Responses to “We have a choice about the world that technology will give us”

  1. JohnQPublic says:

    “we” (as in the invisible hand of market demand) created the internet to deliver porn quickly, cheaply, and privately. that is all.

  2. Luther Blissett says:

    Some may say: we already lost that war.

  3. G3 says:

    Another way to look at it:

    I’m indenturing myself to technology now so that maybe, someday, I will have the means to completely disconnect from most technology. 
    (The two forms of tech I hope to keep in my life will be 1) uphill wire rope transportation and 2) fiberglassing.)

  4. Boundegar says:

    I notice the writer is a highly successful corporate officer.  It is nice that he has choices about how his privacy balances with his technology.  Many Americans actually don’t have those choices. Some of them worry about the choice between rent and food.

  5. avgjoe says:

    Seems like an argument between government and corporations over which Panopticon manager we’re going to get. Which box do we check for “neither?”

  6. mickcollins says:

    The article sounds to me like it is coming from the idea of “Corporations are people, too” which is only a legal reality and hopefully it will be overturned soon. Magical thinking on the part of corporations that “think” they are focused on technology when actually they are focused on being corporations. They are caught up in the magic so much that the kind of people who are not corporations but use technology suffer from it.  Makes one want to become a neo-Luddite!

    • endrest says:

       Neo-Luddite, eh?  I’ve pretty much resigned that the iPhone 4 is the last smartphone I’ll have. There’s too much new tech that makes spying on the owner all the easier.

      While I haven’t read this article, it reminded me of, on the surface, Jello Biafra’s “Become The Media” tour that was put on three CDs.  He’s got a lot of great ideas, as usual.

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