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Over the next few years the world is going to start to realize how bad of an idea it was to let private US tech rise to the level of public utilities while also privatizing accountability and other basic functions to the same companies who's only goal is stock price.

@chris I've always said these companies should be classified as public utilities.. But then that means freedom of speech becomes relevant and they cant censor all those Bad-people (tm)

@chris this is part of the reason why I have set up my own server.

@chris I certainly hope we are in the golden age of #SurveillanceCapitalism. I mean that it has peaked, but I am not optimistic given the powerful machines now deployed to manufacture ignorance. Some privileged people are starting to wake up in the developed world, but they are a minority.

@krock I definitely fear we’re only at the beginning and the opposition isn’t organized enough to actually do anything about it.

@chris I try to be hopeful and realistic. I agree we will be in the trenches a long time if not the rest of our lives resisting this. Thank you for your work at raising grassroots awareness which is where we need to start.

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