Every time I use masto, I'm reminded hey! this is based on that other harmful thing without reconsidering the impacts of that design before mass adoption!
this isn't a critique of masto specifically, i ran a statusnet instance a long time ago, same deal
the way a chrono feed misappropriates attention feels disheartening
Just watched #TheGreatHack on #Netflix. What I appreciated about this #documentary on #Facebook and the whole #CambridgeAnalytica scandal, is that it's one of the few #privacy #documentaries to get that protecting personal data isn't just about not seeing personalized ads for stuff you're more likely to want. It's about protecting ourselves from mass psychological manipulation and behavior modification techniques. These are techniques that actually work *best* when people believe they don't.
@bastardlesbian i uh, huh, wow you're not wrong
this has basically been my mental soundtrack on loop for like a few weeks now?
Folks, for years: We have a problem called Surveillance Capitalism, it’s a systemic problem arising from socio-economic factors…
Ex-Googler: Hmm, this problem, very exotic… what shall I call it without criticising either surveillance or capitalism? Time well spent?
Folks: SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM! It’s the feedback loop between accumulation of information (surveillance) and accumulation of wealth (capitalism)
Ex-Googler: …human downgrading?
Looking for SWE / tech work again. Aiming for increase of human well-being without negative impact of modern tech. I have 15+ yrs experience, and want to wield it for the benefit of more people outside the investor class.
I already have offers, so if you have ideas about this, please let me know quick! If you want to talk about this more, please get in touch.
This is how the world works now:
It's something to know it, and another thing to have an easy 35 sec demo to show others.
How many companies are selling how many computer vision products to which buyers?
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