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douglas rushkoff Mar 14
1/ We must not accept any technology as the default solution for our problems. When we do, we end up trying to optimize ourselves for our machines, instead of optimizing our machines for us.
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2/ Whenever people or institutions fail, we assume they are simply lacking the appropriate algorithms or upgrades.
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douglas rushkoff Mar 14
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3/ By starting with the assumption that our problems are fixable by technology, we end up emphasizing very particular strategies. We improve the metrics that a given technology can improve, but often ignore or leave behind the sorts of problems that the technology can't address.
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douglas rushkoff Mar 14
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4/ We move out of balance, because our money and effort go toward the things we can solve and the people who pay for those solutions.
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douglas rushkoff Mar 14
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5/ We've got a greater part of our humanity working on making our social media feeds more persuasive than we have on making clean water more accessible. We build our world around what our technologies can do. - , #56 Get the manifesto:
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Wretched Soup Mar 19
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That’s the problem. Shouldn’t we build our technologies around the world as we find it? (And shouldn’t we leave it in adequate condition for the next guy?)
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