As a programmer it's been really hard to wean myself off of thinking in terms of global solutions. This, in comparison to building local or community technology.
Thinking this way can make things harder (now your tech needs need to scale to the world) and not useful (different people in different places have different needs).
This kind of blew my mind: like, you can just go and build a piece of tech and only give it to your friends & the immediate people it's helpful for. You don't *need* to design for The World. I think this kind of thinking is really important for breaking away from capitalistic modes of thinking.
sites to visit and things to do instead of #youtube:
listen to podcasts and audiodramas! your favorite podcast app probably has a search function already and there a lot of good podcast lists out there. I recommend Greater Boston as a good starter. My favorite way to listen is by downloading a bunch of episodes and taking a long walk.
Archive.org! has a lot of movies and just a lot of Stuff In General!
Bioethics; Anti-aging "treatments"
Thing that I don't care about that much:
* The super-rich getting fleeced
Go for it. Take Bezos or whoever to the cleaners and give him sketchy non-medicine for it. Idc.
Thing that worries me:
* An eventual spurious positive result on one of these trials leading to desperate middle- or lower-income people re-mortgaging their houses to pay for 6-figure-level costs of ineffective "life-extensions" on the assumption that they'll live long enough to pay it back
For the start of #YoutubeWalkout let me ask: What kept you on YouTube? Is it their recommendations engine?
What can we do instead? For promoting our videos or discovering them?
I've got some answers I'm experimenting with, but alone they are not enough.
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