Telling people to quit the platform is less effective than stopping influential elites from using the site in harmful ways.
There’s an opportunity to build joyful communities in VR. Just protect individual rights—and keep out the crypto.
The bigger problem is what happens when we act as if AIs are conscious, and how that could be used against us.
The internet’s fandom-generating culture creates fantasies of the powerful that imprison us in their delusions.
No, you’re not always “the product” on social media; sometimes you’re the raw material. Or the employee. Welcome to “sousveillance capitalism.”
The design of the internet lets you harass and harm people without ever once interacting with them directly. Even if you’re trying to defend them.