I don't want to have Google getting into my life through another means, but this week I decided to get the free trial of Google Play Music (while the new YouTube thing doesn't launch where I live).
I'm a bit impressed with how spot on the recommendations are. In three days it's already better than some years of Spotify following my tastes.
The thing is that I'm against concentration, because other than that Spotify is no better than Google by any standards.
The paradox of productivity in 2018 is even if you're writing a quantum tech article whilst simultaneously dogwalking, podcasting your fourth Ph. D, & inventing the next revolutionary drudge-work-automating app (that will be consumed by a tech giant), you'll always be making not-enough per hour for a dignified existence.
No amount of neurohack pills, 180-hour crunches and AI assistants will ever free us, because neofeudal capitalism will consume all abundance.
The wheel must break.
Remember what Stallman did ~30 years ago when proprietary software dominated, he didn't recommended abstinence he came up with a positive answer aka Free Software. We need to do the same with today's evolving technology (cloud, saas, IoT, whatever). Ignoring it will change nothing we have to get engaged and shape it in a freedom and privacy respecting way.
Having my whole email history accessible is handy, but email accounts that respect users’ privacy are expensive if one is to store 10+ GB that grows day by day. So, in case anyone is interested, here’s my plan: I have an “unlimited” Google Drive from work (G Suite). I’ll regularly have Thunderbird export my emails in plain-text+attachments to a Cryptomator vault inside Google Drive. Then Google can’t read them but I can, even from mobile. Just have to figure out how to automate this.
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One of the best pieces I’ve read about the relations between capitalism, politics and technology:
5 creators and examples of their works :)
@nitai, tudo bem? Interessante ver essa instância aí, .gov... Ela é "publica"?
@miguel Olá, desculpe pela abordagem simplesmente por sermos os dois brasileiros, mas tenho tentado fazer meus amigos migrarem do Facebook pra cá e não está sendo fácil. Aí se houvesse uma instância com mais gente daqui do Brasil talvez animasse o pessoal. Vc administra uma? É isso?
Maybe posting this here is a bit like preaching to the choir, but, anyway, I think everybody should give it some attention: https://corydoctorow.miraheze.org/wiki/My_talk_on_the_Internet_of_Things,_wealth_disparity,_surveillance,_evidence-based_policy_and_the_future_of_the_world
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