Technology 7 posts
Vergessen Sie das Klischee „Wenn es nichts kostet, bist Du das Produkt“. [..] Sie sind nicht das Produkt; Sie sind der zurückgelassene Kadaver. Das „Produkt“ zieht man aus dem Verhaltensüberschuss, den man Ihrem Leben entreißt.
The first vision is the Web as Minecraft—an open world with simple pieces that obey simple rules. The graphics are kind of clunky, but that’s not the point, and nobody cares. […]
The other vision is of the web as Call of Duty—an exquisitely produced, kind-of-but-not-really-participatory guided experience with breathtaking effects and lots of opportunities to make in-game purchases.
Replace ‘the corporation’ with ‘Silicon Valley.’ Replace powerful mainframe computer with ‘The Cloud.’ Replace ‘the device’ with ‘your smart phone and your smart home assistant and your smart city and your smart this, that, and other.’
Welcome to Earth, circa present day.
Every time we went to the supermarket, my mom would give me a quarter to play Pac Man. As a good socialist kid, I thought the goal of the game was to help Pac Man, who was stranded in a maze and needed to find his friends, who were looking for him.