it sometimes feels like black mirror is trying to “say what everyone is already thinking” but the trouble then is that i’m exhausted of thinking it already. “phones bad” “capitalism bad” “computer bad” yawn yawn yawn
i want stories and art that not only confront that intersection of late capitalism and ecodoom, but that take the structural critique as pretense to explore how to do right by each other amid the bleakness, as individuals and communities.
I definitely didn’t see that coming but something was in the air.
google as a public company
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"Plausible Deniability and Gaslighting in Fighting Ad Blockers"
Buckle up, I wrote ~3000 words on what I think is happening WRT Google's changes in Chrome with extensions.
See eg https://t3n.de/news/greta-effekt-dienstreisen-1167454/ (around the end of the article)
Fascist types and parties are climate change denialists not because they don't believe the science, but because to them whether it's true or not is irrelevant:
It's a competing storyline. If you do something against the climate emergency you're already getting engaged with a community and have much less mental space for any mental storyline or feeling that those people peddle. Being green/doing stg about climate change is essentially a competing vision for the future.
Bad ideas grow stronger when in public, not when they are confined to secret underground societies. Secret societies don't have the exposure for their idea to catch on and they have trouble getting recruits.
Things like white supremacy aren't based on facts, but on feelings, so "defeating" them through debate accomplishes nothing, but lets those who feel the same find each other and grow stronger.