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On which Internet we all dream of!

Feb 08, 2020 · 263 words

There is this article I keep refering to. A good narative and some choice for you to make at the end. On which Internet you aspire to build, which Internet you’d like to have. Well “The Internet for people”.

Go dig in : Web Design: The First 100 Years

When we point out that Silicon Valley doesn’t seem to be engaging the real world, that wages have been flat for thirty years, that Utopia seems further away than it’s been in a generation, we get impatient excuses.

Tech culture is like a deadbeat who lives on your basement sofa. You ask him:

“When are you going to do all those things you promised?”

“Oh, wait until everyone has a computer.”

“They do.”

“Okay, I mean wait until they’re all online. ”

“They are. Why isn’t the world better?”

“Well, wait until they all have smartphones… and wearable devices,” and the excuses continue.

The real answer is, technology hasn’t changed the world because we haven’t cared enough to change it.

A good follow up on the tech culture (Software eat the world) utopian future : The biggest lie tech people tell themselves — and the rest of us

Not totally related to the web but about technology utopia and well, the bad effects of Ayn Rand’s ideas on American financial markets, consider watching this documentary All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (more on wikipedia:All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (TV series)). And Mike Monteiro has also a take on Ayn Rand, read online sample chapter Ayn Rand is a dick.