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

Monday, March 26, 2018

Facebook In the News. A Teachable Moment.

Dig beneath the headlines and learn the lessons for once. Here are three foundational mis-identifications enabling technolibertarian rhetoric:

1. The mis-identification of negative liberty with liberty as such coupled with the mis-identification of e2e/net-tech "neutrality" with such negative liberty.

2. The mis-identification of instrumental force with political power coupled with the mis-identification of amplified capacitation for incumbents with progress-in-general.

3. The mis-identification of opportunistic norm disruption and deregulation for incumbents with "decentralization" coupled with the mid-identification of its consequent destabilizations with democratization.

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