The Dystopia Is Already Here – January 2018

bill gates poor jeff bezos rich but also in a dumbass vest so who knows

New year. Same dystopia.

Who here is excited about 2018?!

Let’s see how things are looking out there in the world of tech and how that tech is used by corporations and government to enrich the few and control the rest!

 

*Even our TRIVIA GAMES ARE NOT SAFE! (use referral code ‘mikeeschmee’ if you join HQ Trivia, haha)

*”But when Silicon Valley tries to imagine superintelligence, what it comes up with is no-holds-barred capitalism.” – Cool.

*Alexa, are you always listening and will you cravenly give in to the increasingly authoritarian government?

*And in the world of most obvious things from the last 40 years, that somehow is missed, or is just actively ignored, by people who think we actually live in a meritocracy, automation threatens lowest paying jobs the most and will likely lead to even greater gap inequality.

*”The Chinese government plan to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness  – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents” – Cool.

*Cool.