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It's true the Myth of Progress fails us as we face anthropocene, and christian eschatology won't help us either. We need a myth that helps us navigate it.

Anna Tsing suggests Precarity.

Gone is Progress, with Individuals operating under Hierarchy
Welcome to Precarity, with Cyborgs operating under Assemblages

Below are some quotes from the book 'The Mushroom at the End of the World'. lazy8.social/media/QlbOWKkw9JB lazy8.social/media/FkSEAQy-2uG lazy8.social/media/XEBKg82FBqn lazy8.social/media/DI9qdOslVlG

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How do we retain agency in a world heavily mediated by corporations?

How do we know our cognitive resources (attention, trust, hopes) are not being allocated to the highest bidder in the marketplace, in units too subtle for us to perceive?

A future of hive-mind slavery at least provides for basic needs. We'd be free agents, alienated and alienating others.

We must devote our minds to it.

telekommunisten.net/2016/11/20

Cooperatize Amazon
Cooperatize Banks
Cooperatize All Corporations
Try to make whatever business you're in democratically operated rather than a dictatorship of rich overpriveleged sociopaths that gets off on having money they can't spend (AKA capitalism)

If you start a new business, run it democratically, don't have employees, or don't start it.

Support candidates and legislation to democratize all workplaces.

Don't be fooled or distracted:

American Gods, Coda, Anarchy Dreamers, Black Cloud, The Highest House, Monstress

@h To paraphrase Melvin Kranzberg, technology is neither good, nor bad, nor is it neutral.

Key criteria: who owns and controls it?

It’s “smart” tech so who’s getter smarter about whom? If it’s decentralised – the Ai, data gathering, etc., is happening on our devices and is accessible only to us – then we (individuals) are getting smarter about ourselves. That’s great. Compatible with democracy.

In surveillance capitalism, corporations get smarter about us. That’s feudal.

You can avoid #YouTube's weird algorithms and broken subscription system by subscribing to channels through RSS instead. You don't need an account, just a feed reader.

Put the channel's username in this address:

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

You can then add this RSS address to your feed reader app.

For example, OnePotChefShow's RSS feed is:

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

You can also make RSS feeds from channel IDs (strings of letters and numbers):

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?c

#RSS #BringBackRSS

Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar on How She Expresses Her Identity Through the Non-binary Crystal Gems
io9.gizmodo.com/steven-univers

Pinterest sat on Instapaper for years. I moved from Pinterest to savee.it, and use Instapaper only for long form articles, to read in between books.

It needs some update.
boingboing.net/2018/07/17/inst

“New Zealand’s oldest and most sacred tree stands 60 metres from death, as a fungal disease known as kauri dieback spreads unabated across the country.

“Tāne Mahuta (Lord of the Forest) is a giant kauri tree located in the Waipoua forest in the north of the country, and is sacred to the Māori people, who regard it as a living ancestor.”

amp.theguardian.com/world/2018

I started learning following a Lynda course.

I’ll show my progress here.

I built a head-mounted LiDAR array that lets you see the world like a dolphin through vibrations sent through you jaw.

Bonus: you look absolutely ridiculous wearing it.

how come the people that used to spell microsoft "micro$oft" dont spell google "g👀gle" like cmon it's perfect and just as obnoxious

Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life

youtube.com/watch?v=kc_Jq42Og7

I wish it differentiated financial media from non-financial ones.

Big thank you to the @Zeikos013@twitter.com for becoming a CryptPad backer at $10/month on opencollective.com/cryptpad we have just about 1% of the money we need for basic maintanence of the project in 2019, c'mon people, lets show #Google that #opensource #privacy friendly cloud is possible.