If GenX and Millenials worked together, we could achieve the slack we were born for.

They called us Xers lazy and not interested in work... turns out it was just a way to manipulate us into a unquestioning work ethic.

all I'm saying is... we outnumber them now.

@strypey @thegibson “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”

@mlg @TheGibson "Marxists think we should be bossed by bureaucrats. Libertarians think we should be bossed by businessmen. Feminists don’t care which form bossing takes so long as the bosses are women. Clearly these ideology-mongers have serious differences over how to divvy up the spoils of power. Just as clearly, none of them have any objection to power as such and all of them want to keep us working. "

@gcupc I'm not the least bit interested in faction fights from decades ago. Whether or not this is true (and Black wrote that there was another side to the story), The Abolition .. remains an inspired piece of writing.

@thegibson I'm sorry, but you are now exiled from the internet for mentioning the Generation Which Has Been Erased From The Collective Memory.

@thegibson and our science fiction genre (cyberpunk) which they fetishize.


yeah, that too...

and you know... the modern internet.

@thegibson but hey, some generations get erased, some are obsessed over. Cf. the Silents, sandwiched between the GIs and the Boomers.

@thegibson We should have seen that coming though, right? I mean it's right there in the name! *Silent*! *X*!

@thegibson why to stay under a brand/etiquete. Thats all thats was manipulated. People are more alike to find themselves sick if they are shown a good commercial for a disease they do not even have. Watch out for what you think of yourself and how you etiquete the self.

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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.