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"This moment of global inequality demands incompetent subjects. The status quo and ever-intensifying versions of it require incompetent consumers who will learn to want technological solutions to their political problems."

“Artificial Intelligence: Societal and Ethical Implications”
Meredith Whittaker

oh jupyter, why I can't use my yarn to spark? damned to local

'But There is something about the computer -- the computer has almost since its beginning been basically a solution looking for a problem.'

'I think the computer has from the beginning been a fundamentally conservative force. It has made possible the saving of institutions pretty much as they were, which otherwise might have had to be changed.'

"Chore and Choice
The Depressed Cyborg’s Manifesto"
(ch 8 of "Afro-Fabulations -
The Queer Drama of Black Life"
by Tavia Nyong'o)

'Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable -
Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.'

capitalism is having to fight for a job that gives you cancer, hashtag Taranto

'Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake—and Google Profits. Google Maps is filled with false business addresses created by firms pretending to be nearby'

the map is the territory is the empire,
and the empire is full of shit

'In various embodiments, a user may subscribe to a surveillance system to provide surveillance as a service. The user may provide various parameters for the surveillance, such as a surveillance tier, frequency, monitoring type (e.g., sensors), and alerts. In some embodiments, a user may specify an object of interest for the surveillance system.'

Amazon wants to sell “surveillance as a service”

'FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram showing an illustrative environment where an unmanned aerial vehicle may deliver a package as a primary task and provide surveillance as a service as a secondary task.'

'Cyborg Manifesto author and philosopher who explores the nature of reality discusses the science wars and climate activism'

I mean, this shit got fucking published and cited and everything

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