”The adoption curve for oppressive technology goes: refugee, immigrant, prisoner, mental patient, children, welfare recipient, blue collar worker, white collar worker (think, for example, of video surveillance cameras).”
— Cory Doctorow, https://boingboing.net/2019/02/13/absher-everywhere.html
the tech world has done its damndest to get us bought in to a world that offers zero-friction convenience, "like magic", while externalizing and hiding the human costs wherever possible. these are the visions of people who want to be served but never serve, and at the end of the day they don't especially care if it's a human or a robot. we cannot let these people determine the course of society.
The "no true Scotsman" fallacy is...
... the mistaken belief that there exists no true Scotsman.
In fact, at any give time, there are between one and three of them.
However, prior to c++11, other Scotsmen were implicitly convertible to bool, resulting in additional ambiguity.
Discussion is currently ongoing on replacing the existing implementation defined collection with a single canonical Scotsman, declared constexpr, in the upcoming c++20 standard. 🤔
My *parents* live in Cleveland. *I* live in the moment.
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