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(you might argue, and you have a point, that if you're trying to treat them like a human being, this is not how to do it. however, and I believe *I* also have a point here, I would suggest that if they want to be treated like human beings they should start fucking acting like them a bit more. so I think I can live with myself)
slightly controversial idea, yet one I feel comfortable stating Show more
have we considered engineering our parents into not being terrible via printed "novelty" newspapers and/or add-ons that makes the worst news sites seem to break or fail to load more often or consistently, and by increasing the effect over time, slowly wean them off shitnews?
obviously don't do this to parents who have occasionally called up random computer fix folks (b/c they might be shitbags who'd blow the whole crazy caper! dangit), but like, if they think the site can't load *and* you keep pointing them at sites they haven't written off yet
(it's not gaslighting if you lead them to the truth sorry not sorry <3 don't @ me)
The truth is...
I possess a lot of wealth. I'm not talking about the monetary side. Arguably that's the lesser of my assets. But I've been given the opportunity and privilege of amassing a huge amount of intellectual wealth. I know things, I have learned how to apply techniques to solve problems, and I know how to read literature that helps do more of the same.
I worry that folks forget that this sort of thing is a different, but tangible kind of wealth.
Unlike traditional objects, I can share it and it loses no value. Indeed, it may gain in value. But it is not as easy to share as a loaf of bread or a $20 bill.
I also wonder what it means for me when we talk about various ideas for appropriating concentrated power and wealth. What obligations and duties does that leave me with?
person: every one of us is a significant, valuable human being. just be yourself.
me: can I be a different myself.
person: uh, but then you --
me: then I would enjoy my fucking existence instead of being a perennially near-zero-capability waste of a life
person: w-well, you're still valuable, though, and --
me: I've been a human warning sign most of my life, I'd like to be someone else instead, ty
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I suspect I'm going to repost this piece over and over until the day I die. And I'm going to keep posting it until every goddamn one of you understands it all the way down to your bones.
just another hacker chick with laser eyes and teeth
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.