Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


The digital revolution is a lie. Cyberspace isn't a spirit realm. It belches coal smoke. It is accessed on landfill-destined toxic devices made by wretched wage slaves. It abetted financial fraud and theft at every level of society around the world. Its "openness" and its "freedom" turned out to be targeted marketing harassment, panoptic surveillance, and zero comments.
That little outburst, excerpted from this longer one, seems to have struck the fancy of some folks on tumblr. Those who make their way here via this quotation -- welcome! You might enjoy some posts that elaborate a bit more what might lead me to scribble that denunciation and propose some alternatives to the thinking that yields the denunciation, for example my Condensed Critique of Transhumanism and Futurology Against Ecology and an anthology of comparable anti-futurological aphorisms Futurological Brickbats.

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