"...the less you know about something, the less value it has to you, and the easier it is to destroy. And by easy, I mean: guiltlessly, remorselessly, foolishly, even righteously." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/12/western-worldyour-civilisation-killing-life-on-earth-indigenous-amazon-planet
Some Fediverse alternatives to "big tech" social media:
Twitter ➡️ @Mastodon
Instagram ➡️ @pixelfed
YouTube ➡️ @peertube
Twitch ➡️ @owncast
Goodreads ➡️ @bookwyrm
Facebook Groups ➡️ @mobilizon
Medium ➡️ @writefreely
You don't need an account on all of these in order to interact with them.
Because they all use the ActivityPub open protocol, you can (for example) use a Mastodon account to follow someone on PixelFed or vice versa. That's why they are collectively known as the Fediverse, because they federate together at a technical level.
Yes, People Are Now Trading and Investing in Water as a Commodity:
> Its advocates claim that futures water trading could better align water supply and demand in the face of growing scarcity.
Fuck this with a 🌵.
Access to basic life-sustaining necessities is a human right, not something that should be bought and sold.
This includes water, food, shelter, healthcare, time to rest, and many other things that capitalism insists on making into "products".
How is this not obvious?
And yet bringing up the possibility of future problems at the start is inevitably met with comments along the lines of "oh, technology is neutral (aka guns don't kill people), so it's just what we choose to use it for" which completely ignores specific technologies alignment with financial and power structures which all but guarantee more harm than good, eg facial recognition / chemical weapons vs something like the GPL.
Technology does not exist in a cultural/political/financial vacuum.
There's a #Etsy #sellers #strike going on right now and you should stop shopping nor selling there for now. https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/11/etsy-strike-sellers-transaction-fees/
I call it the GNU operating system
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko