Abstracted from a discussion on lobste.rs: the most energy-intensive thing most people do on their computers is watch streaming video. Displaying plain text, on the other hand, is very energy efficient. Therefore, to reduce your carbon footprint, you should stop watching porn and start reading the alt.sex.stories.moderated archives.
”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.
My *parents* live in Cleveland. *I* live in the moment.
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