Soundbite: beware of being re-sold the same futures again and again

Posted on: July 4, 2011

The history of computing is completely intertwined with the history of the military. American pro-military capitalism fuelled the development of networks and systems which were designed as platforms for surveillance and methods of challenging communist ideology. These systems were therefore politically loaded weapons. Be aware of being re-sold the same futures again and again: identifying the ulterior and ideological motives behind technological development could help us “inoculate” ourselves against disastrous repetition

Richard Barbrook via Chris Baraniuk


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