I'm struggling to see the tech industry as a progressive force in society these days. From mass surveillance, censorship, manipulation, social engineering to automaton without viable alternatives - the "killer apps" of tech all seem to benefit only the 0.001%. What am i missing?

The biggest organism in the world is a mycelium that spreads across 3.8 km (2,384 acres) in Oregon’s Blue Mountains. It’s called Armillaria Mellea, or the honey fungus, and is thought to be over 2,000 years old: scientificamerican.com/article bbc.com/earth/story/20141114-t

The final entry in Kurt Tucholsky's Notebook (1935): "A Staircase: Speaking. Writing. Silence."

This advertising for a Swiss private bank perfectly expresses the meaning of "responsibility" (ethics, governance, transparency, ecology, etc.) in late capitalism.

Reminder for blockchain folks:
While you keep screaming "distributed!", your prime virtue is actually "crypto".

It comes from the greek "kryptós", meaning "hidden, secret": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptogr Historically, secrecy is not a main driver of an open collaborative culture.

Since money, economics, industry and warfare are all essentially becoming just specific use-cases of computation - does any effective form of political/societal change, require a reformation of computation culture first?

- Generative systems (Computation) are interesting.
- ReGenerative systems (Flora & Fauna) are critical for survival.
- What is the intersection?

New blog series: "Asshollery of a very refined form". The first post is dedicated to Google: samim.io/p/2018-05-19-my-one-m

Starting to fully appreciate just how important cultures like Yoga, Qi-Gong, Meditation, Animism, Gardening, Comedy & Art will be - to ensure a somewhat orderly transition into wild climate change & full-automation realities. Less Collapse, more Retreat. Less Dystopia, more Love.

The entire drama around how Google & co are collaborating with the Pentagon's killing machine is somewhat missing the point: Would like to deeply discuss the meaning of war & the role of pacifism in the 21st century instead!

"Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong" - Mahatma Gandhi

Dear Media: Instead of using "AI" to describe even the most basic usage of machine learning - let's use "A$". mastodon.social/media/cpPDPHJn

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