http://viznut.fi/texts-en/permacomputing.html is so good, low on 'content', high on critcial analysis!
I am developing the opinion, which was significantly bolstered by reading Shoshana Zuboff's wonderful book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, that applying instrumentalization _to groups of humans_ will in and of itself produce the very types of problems we are seeing with the big tech companies today.
That might be black and white thinking, and that the truth is somewhat more nuanced.
But it makes me stop and think that I need to develop a better philosophical and sociological understanding that I don't have yet.
I was telling some people recently that I wanted to get out of software engineering because I'm not sure these software-induced social problems will be solved with building even more software.
Of course, we can't just stop all our work and philosophize forever either. There has to be a mix, an interplay of both. But that's just where my head is at right now.
I got imperative/declative muddled lately, but then stumbled upon fixed point definition in #Nix: `fix = f: let x = f x; in x` and everything got clear once again!
Just saying, #plan9 folks, you have a scheme (Scheme 9 from Empty Space) as well as r?c at your disposal :)
Now the funny thing - should you disable loading of graphical resources, cloudflare won't advertise the alternative location.
Tried to support artists i like on #bandcamp but didn't make it past signup page with all domains except google's garbage allowed 😠.
I'd be looking to support the fine folks in other ways i guess.
“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems.
I was wrong.
The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation.
And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”
- Gus Speth, Author and Top U.S. Advisor on Climate Change
https://archive.org/download/hopeconf2020 - a treasure trove!
Hope nobody's gonna fix it.
Squabble with complexity, love cardboard and brew teas.
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