version

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This sort of thing is so odd. I guess it's supposed to be some sort of speculative fiction designed to promote their ideas, but the headline and some of the lines in it are so tone deaf it's unreal;
@luka
 

version

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My biggest concern is all the people who do not live in our city. Those we lost on the way. Those who decided that it became too much, all this technology. Those who felt obsolete and useless when robots and AI took over big parts of our jobs. Those who got upset with the political system and turned against it. They live different kind of lives outside of the city. Some have formed little self-supplying communities. Others just stayed in the empty and abandoned houses in small 19th century villages.

Once in a while I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. Nowhere I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.
 

luka

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but its also why so many right wing people say we are heading towards or laready live under 'communism'
 

catalog

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It's not a right or left future is it. None of that seems to be useful anymore. Like current gov budget is the most tax and spend one in years.
 

catalog

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Maybe we are finally moving beyond democracy and the beyond is that government, voting, doesn't really matter anymore.
 

luka

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democracy mostly works by promising a better life. or at least that underwrites it. you need a different form of government to take things away from people probably. at least long term.
 

catalog

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But isn't the whole point that they are being promised a better life. Eg if you think about the appeal of crypto, its a get rich quick thing with a game element and low barrier to entry.
 
Had some Irish family over for the weekend and the vaccine passport shit sounds really full on over there

They were surprised to see pubs full of people with no masks and no qr codes anywhere etc

It feels like its finished over here to me now, whether thats right or not
 
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