You remember the vpn provider #privateinternetaccess financially supporting the neonazi social network #gab, don't you? Their defense was "free speech" yaddayadda... I've been bugging them on twitter for a while now and guess what. They blocked me for critizicing them publicly. So much for free speech. Don't buy from PIA!
Boote auf dem Wasser, KletterInnen in der Luft und Menschen auf der #Kattwykbrücke.
Wir protestieren heute in #Hamburg vielfältig und entschlossen für einen sofortigen Kohleausstieg und eine vollständige Entschädigung der Menschen in den Abbaugebieten.
#deCOALonizeEurope RT from (@deCOALonize_eu)
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WHAT PEOPLE THINK ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ARE: wow.... we're creating... new life........
WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ACTUALLY ARE: techbros worshiping the almighty algorithm, not caring to look at what bad patterns the machines are picking up (racism, sexism, etc) and how to avert them, and overreliance on neural networks meaning that said algorithms are treated as magical black boxes where nobody wants to (or can, really) point out exactly how the equation works (and why it may be faulty)
Ich: "Boah ist das warm, kühlt sich gar nicht ab..."
Tochter: "Der wärmste Sommer der letzten 100 oder so Jahre. Versuch, es einfach positiv zu sehen."
"Wie kann man das?"
"Es ist der kälteste Sommer der nächsten 100 oder so Jahre. Kamin anmachen?"
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I see this as an absolute win! https://redd.it/bzj5dk
"after the revolution", 1/2
the massive flaw of the "there is no ethical consumption under capitalism" argument is that responsible consumption is a matter of practice and applied intelligence, i.e. it needs practice, thus people who use it to argue that they don't need to put any effort into their own style of consumption under current circumstances are actively harming the outcome of any system resulting from overthrowing capitalism in advance, and they're also harming what Foucault would call heterotopias, i.e. those seeds of a new world sown in the one we live such as worker cooperatives
every little bit of money that flows into there heterotopias as in investment into a future where money is obsolete, and into the livelihoods of people trying to escape from this system using their skills
hence, the slogan "there is no ethical consumption under capitalism" is antithetical to any efforts of building a socialist, i.e. more ethical system of production and consumption, a less alienated one, it simply increases the level of alienation
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