Breaking out of the simulation

Tech Billionaires Want to Destroy the Universe
Seriously

 

By Sam Kriss, The Atlantic, OCT 13, 2016

Read the full disquieting essay at:

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/10/silicon-valley-is-obsessed-with-a-false-notion-of-reality/503963/

“Something Luciferian persists in the techno-Gnostics of San Francisco.”

“Tech products no longer feel like something offered to the public, but something imposed…”

“Wealth is being concentrated in fewer hands, we own less and less of our own lives, and meanwhile these brave entrepreneurs are automating ever more decent-paying jobs, turning humanity into an ungrateful sea of surplus flesh, to be connected and quantified but not necessarily fed, because that’s what progress looks like.”

“The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth—it is the truth which conceals that there is none. (Baudrillard)”

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