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    • Florian10 months ago

      just swipe left, and the algorithms will know never to interrupt your dream state with such real news again.

    • bartadamley
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      10 months ago

      YES. Such an important read, to understand the world at its present state. There is a fine distinction between those we deem 'essential workers' and those of us able to work remotely..

      Officially, we may be wearing our masks to protect others, but it sure does feel appropriate to hide our faces when we’re engaging in so many self-interested, survivalist activities in the light of day — leveraging whatever privilege we may enjoy to stock and equip our homes so they can serve as makeshift bunkers, workplaces, private schools, and hermetically sealed entertainment centers.

      “But don’t let this passing — yes, passing — crisis fool you into buying technology’s false promise of escaping from humanity to play video games alone in perpetuity. Our Covid-19 isolation is giving us a rare opportunity to see where this road takes us and to choose to use our technologies to take a very different one.”

      He's 100% right on this one. What do we do in the midst of this time, as everything continues to shift toward the emphasis of the individual? It's a hell of a lot easier to have/curate a message online than it is to have real, genuine, in-depth conversations in reality. I think making the step and having those difficult conversations examining the world at its present state is crucial in order for us to meaningfully address our collective scenario.