Right, I’ll tell you what we’re going to do. We’re going to organise a conference in Europe for people working on ethical alternatives to surveillance capitalism that isn’t sponsored by surveillance capitalism. For people who aren’t afraid to pick a side.

Because I’ve had it with this bullshit and we need non-bullshit alternatives.

Watch this space.

@aral I hate to say this, but count me out.

Too much hostility.

When you can demonstrate a willingness to engage politely with people you disagree with and respect others' points of view, I'll consider it.

Your hostility may be inspiring to some, but you may as well know it's extremely off-putting to others, including folks "on your side."

My 2c, take it as you will.

(And before you write me off as another Google fan-boy, consider what I've been working on for the past decade.)

@aral @HerraBRE

In general, hostility and hate hurts rational reasoning itself.

I totally support the idea of a conference about -free IT, free from the sponsorship of !


But PLEASE don't frame it this way or you are going to hurt our cause!

Let it not be something AGAINST someone, but something FOR something.

A conference for , for example. For . For ...

But hate doesn't simply work.

If you hate the , he win.

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