The New York Times just published an op-ed on how “Silicon Valley Can’t Destroy Democracy Without Our Help”.
Its arguments are simple:
So it’s not the technology.
It’s not the CEOs either.
It’s not the speculation-fueled industry.
It’s not the lack of ethics and morals.
It’s not the distrust in democracy and values.
It’s not the attraction towards far-right ideologies.
… it’s the users.
Yeah. If the Big Tech is destroying our democracies, it’s your fault.
The author — who happens to be a former startupper having sold her company to the new company of Facebook co-founder, makes an analogy with sugar and the obesity epidemic.
Even if there were some relations, the author forgets that the huge scandal is that the agro-industry has been voluntarily trying to hide the impact of sugar for decades, causing deaths in the millions and more — don’t miss “Sugar The Bither Truth” by Robert Lustig.
Are we really there?
What’s next? “Let Them Eat Cake”? That won’t end well.
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