It is about the accrual of wealth and the accrual of information.
What happens when those who have wealth invest in surveillance to accrue information to accrue more wealth.
They're sharing this information with governments.
The leaders of the tech company sitting with Trump
They create the drone software the US use to bomb people of colour around the world.
What am I contributing to?
Denmark was like: Great please create a pre-crime database. Like minority report. And they had to create an exception to GDPR so they could share info with the US
Cambridge Analytica with a small subset of FB data swayed the US elections and Brexit.
CA & FB have the same business model.
About 2 generations before you go extinct you reach your peak success. Where are we now?
If it's a out you, you should own it.
If it's about the common, the common should own it.
The only thing worse than a corporation is a Nation with Police and a military.
But who's elected next?
We used to be able to own you and your body but we can't do that (mostly).
I can still own everything else about you.
I have a great way to control you and make you behave the way I want you to.
We are experiencing a crisis of personhood.
Regulation and replacement.
Better than nothing but protecting is what you do after your data's been collected.
We need to make algorithms visible.
They fight regulation.
For profit private education is being set up to lobby governments
In Berlin when Google wanted to build a campus the neighbourhood created a campaign called "Fuck off Google" and it worked .
But billion dollar interests do not give up they wait, and try again.
If Google tried to give you a private experience they would go bankrupt.
Apple rely on it.
So you have to be rich to have privacy? That's always been the case under Capitalism.
They use your metadata and link it to your social graph.
The CIA uses metadata to murder people with drone strikes.
Purism is a company that gives you full control over the hardware, software and services.
They're getting better, it's not going to be the best, but neither was the first iPhone.
Let's stop being decoraters and start being designers.
There are technologies that are useful in it but not blockchain.
A diverse group designing for themselves is decolonial.