๐Ÿ“บ Big Tech’s problem is Big, not Tech

Watched Decentralized Web Summit 2018-Courtyard 2 : Internet Archive : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive by Cory Doctorow from Internet Archive

In this keynote address, author and advocate, Cory Doctorow, argues that Big Tech is a problem, but the problem isn’t “Tech,” it’s “BIG.” Giants get to bend policy to suit their ends, they get to strangle potential competitors in their infancy, they are the only game in town, so they can put the squeeze on users and suppliers alike.

Cory Doctorow provides a snapshot of the world of Big Tech we are in. He asks the question, why would we ask people to code if it is illegal to do so? Doctorow puts forward the plea that human dignity and flourishing are bound up in the ability to act rather than be acted upon. If technology monopolies lock us away, this is clearly restricted.

via Boing Boing

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