"This was the beginning of surveillance capitalism, and the end of the Internet as I knew it. Now, it was the creative Web that collapsed, as countless beautiful, difficult, individualistic websites were shuttered. The promise of convenience led people to exchange their personal sites [...] for a Facebook page and a Gmail account."

- Edward Snowden from his book "Permanent Record"

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@jordan i only mastered one third of it. so much to process.

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This place and time, as Snowden point out, is the practical realization of the SF cyberpunk vision of 80' / 90' authors like William Gibson.
When I read that SF back in the 90' , it was fantastic and fascinating.
This reality of us is sad, ugly and dangerous.
But there are people who go 'under' and 'through', just to be and to feel alive.
People adapt and thrive, even in hell people learn how to survive and more.

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