April 11, 2018

The Disturbing High Modernism of Silicon Valley

Cal Newport with some more astute observations on social media in general, and Facebook in particular. I totally agree with his point that the focus on privacy and data is important, but often overlooks the blind optimism in tech that’s behind a lot of what Facebook does. It freaks me out to think that someone as powerful as MZ seems to believe that AI and even more tech—not an understanding of human nature and empathy towards others—will be the fix for everything.