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).
In fact a lot of the things which I get constantly angry about in today's computing environments, which all seem to be 'tiny, trivial things'... like dialog boxes which steal your key focus, or laggy keystrokes, or system messages that don't give you time to read them...
All these things maybe aren't actually trivial. They're all signs that I am not the customer, that the experience is not being optimised for me.
I think that's what I worry about a lot. That computing is leading us, but where?
@natecull Computers and networks are the means of production.
Things ended up more in common than they otherwise would be because of the foresight of some of the technical founders of our current computing and network systems, as well as the practical needs of our military and academic institutions. However, there's a strong systemic force towards enclosure of our public property into private property. It has to be resisted or it will happen.
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