Thank God: Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay all quit Facebook’s Libra in one day https://arstechnica.com/?p=1584207
Went down a philosophy rabbit hole last night reading up on situational theory. Seeing a lot of today's troubles reflected in the text of "The Society of the Spectacle".
Then read about how the author drank himself to death unable to see a way out of the cultural death spiral he predicted.
Time to try to be optimistic today.
That being said the entire tech sector is complicit in human rights abuses in china. Microsoft has been caught opening up outlook email of activists to the chinese government in decades past. The general public failed to blink when Google started helping the government censor knowledge of Tiananmen Square in china.
If and when the immediate crisis passes. If we do not have a larger conversation about the roll of major tech institutions within the context of human rights; we will repeat this.
Images isn't mine. I've got a good friend doing litter cleanup and art over here https://www.patreon.com/Cardea
But it seemed like an evocative image somehow and I thought a few tech folks who follow me might also get something out of it.
Gay IT analyst at a rural university. FLOSS enthusiast. Pacifist. Taoist. Anti-capitalist. Believer in social justice. Nintendo fan.
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