I guess the question that occupies my mind a lot these days is:
Can we build a healthy, positive, life-affirming Internet?
I feel like large parts of our Internet infrastructure are toxic to mental health and social freedom and were designed that way on purpose, because the system seeks money, and you get more money by controlling people than by allowing them to flourish and reach their full potential. This has always been capitalism's big problem (and socialism's too).
@natecull The internet isn't inherently good or evil. That's determined by what people do with it. If you want to create an internet that can't be used in bad ways, I don't think that's possible, at least not if you want it to be useful at all.
I would only add that we choose to interpret technology in the way we do. I'd say technology is a conspiracy between ourselves and the technologists. No one is forced to use Facebook, after all, but we get what we want whether we realise it or not.
Another example is the fall of QWERTY phones. They're more practical than touchscreens in many ways, but Steve Jobs hated buttons, and the punters wanted to be cool.
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