Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
Reader View · ~12 min read · From 2020 · Suppose you walk into a shop and the guard at the entrance records your name. Cameras on the ceiling track your every step in the store, log which items you looked at and which ones you ignored. After… · Shared by 506, including Liv 😷, Faik Ersoy, Jennifer Hurst, MΛRC VIDΛL, Katja Evertz, José Antonio Bolio Martínez, Fern, ɐpuɐʎᴉW ᴉʇɐʍɥǝN, Karla Oliveira, Jansnet, Seán Köhlmoos, Jochen Burkhard, Brian Ahier, Merkstatt@troet.cafe
The important point is that surveillance and our passive acceptance of it lies at the heart of the dystopia we are busily constructing.
Summary · Reader View · 10 min read · 2021-01-23 · It’s the first time a major city has attempted to put doughnut theory into action on a local level · Shared by 597, including Marius Bleuer, Bryan Onel, Merkstatt@troet.cafe, Rick Powell, Damir Kusar, Mark Little, Neil Hart 💙, Stephanie A Kowalski, getAbstract, Michael Sumner, Tom Connor, Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer, James Anderson, Theodora (Theo) Lau - 劉䂀曼 🌻, Christopher Mims 🤌, Ian M Calvert, Brooks Rainwater, Gerd Leonhard, John Maeda
Summary · Reader View · From 2020 · Surveillance capitalism is just capitalism — with surveillance. Here’s how to beat it. · Shared by 431, including Chris Heilmann email@example.com, Thomas Pleil, Matthias Lampe, Gerd Leonhard, Cory Doctorow @firstname.lastname@example.org, Yann “email@example.com” Heurtaux 不停, Bill Johnston, luis antónio santos, Merkstatt@troet.cafe, Psymposia, Tim Bray, Christian Surchi, Mathew Ingram, @firstname.lastname@example.org, Kyle Bunch, getAbstract, Michael Seemann, jérémie Flück, Ines Bieler, anildash
Reader View · ~13 min read · 2021-10-30 · Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up · Shared by 498, including Mariana Mazzucato, Brian D. Earp, Ph.D., Barry C Smith, Elrond Burrell (he/him), Adam R, Ferit (at 🏠) 🌙, Ray Monk, email@example.com, Aniyia (🗣 Anita without the T) ❤️, Prof. Kim Nicholas **WeCanFixIt.substack.com**, Tom Connor, Damian Carrington, Georg Diez, George Monbiot, Matthias «Delay» Göbel, Theodora (Theo) Lau - 劉䂀曼 🌻, Tom Mustill, J. P. Gownder (கவுண்டர்) @firstname.lastname@example.org, Peter Yeung, Fabio Chiusi
The main cause of your environmental impact is your money. You persuade yourself you’re a green mega-consumer, but you’re just a mega-consumer
Reader View · ~17 min read · From 2019 · Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. Observer tech columnist John Naughton explains the importance of Zuboff’s work and asks the author 10 key questions · Shared by 272, including @email@example.com, grimm, DHH, Clemens M. Schuster, Mathew Ingram, luis antónio santos, Ian M Calvert, fernand0, Claudia Sommer, 🌏🔎Leigh Alexander 🐬💿✨, Mark Kaigwa, Carl Morris, Oliver Reichenstein, Merkstatt@troet.cafe, Michael Seemann, Thomas Pleil, @ShannaPeeples@mastodon.nl, Javi Cantón @firstname.lastname@example.org, Liv 😷, Antonio Vieira Santos - #SPS_Live
Reader View · ~18 min read · From 2019 · Mariana Mazzucato has demonstrated that the real driver of innovation isn't lone geniuses but state investment. Now she's working with the UK government, EU and UN to apply her moonshot approach to… · Shared by 467, including @email@example.com, Kate Nasser, Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos, Prof. Arun Kumar वाघचौरे, Kelly Hoey, Thomas Power, Mark Little, Sherry Coutu CBE, Liliane Ferrari ™, John Koetsier, Daniel Cook (also on mastodon), Brian Laung Aoaeh, CFA, Mariana Mazzucato, Eric Ries, Scott Santens, Justin Jackson, Bruce Lawson, Steve Case, Francesco Corea, Andreas Von Gunten
Reader View · 8 min read · From 2017 · Dating websites have changed the way couples meet. Now evidence is emerging that this change is influencing levels of interracial marriage and even the stability of marriage itself. · Shared by 651, including Steven L. Johnson (he/him), Oliver Gassner / @firstname.lastname@example.org 💉🖖💚🎓, Azeem Azhar, Thomas Power, Nir Eyal, Luzius Meisser, Chris Messina, Victor Tolosa, Bjorn Larsen, ⎝Stéphan Lam⎠💬, Jane, Sascha Brossmann (he/him) 🇪🇺🇺🇦, Dominik Grolimund, Nico Luchsinger, Taylor Pearson, Ines Bieler, Philip Stehlik, Grégoire Japiot 🌻, Sachin Rekhi, Esther Schindler
Reader View · 9 min read · 2021-09-20 · Nearly eight out of 10 of young Britons blame capitalism for the housing crisis and two-thirds want to live under a socialist economic system. How did that happen? · Shared by 245, including Marsha Collier, @email@example.com, Merkstatt@troet.cafe, Prof. Devi Sridhar, Tim, Gerd Leonhard, Jansnet
Many of the young have concluded that an economic strategy that penalises them, coupled with a “culture war” that denigrates many of their deeply held values, amounts to a Tory declaration of war on their generation. Anyone who buys into that is, therefore, deemed profoundly unsexy.
Reader View · 7 min read · From 2017 · Whichever company’s vision wins out will shape the future of the economy. · Shared by 187, including Niklaus Gerber, Nick Lüthi, 𝐦𝐫𝐯𝐧 , blinch, Thomas Telandro, Gerd Leonhard, Tom Connor, Dominik Grolimund, Merkstatt@troet.cafe, Jochen Burkhard, Thomas Power