๐Ÿ’ฌ Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted

Replied to Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted by an authoran author (Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel)

To be an โ€˜informed citizenโ€™ these days means reading things like the EFFโ€™s report into the current state of corporate surveillance. It means deleting accounts as a result. It means slowing down, taking time, and reading stuff before sharing it on platforms that you know care for the many, not the few. It means actually caring about this stuff.

Thank you radical Doug. I always value your thoughts and feel that the discussion is as important the actual decisions made in an informed era.

I also liked your point about human flourishing:

I donโ€™t think we should be optimising human beings for their role in markets. I think we should be optimising markets (if in fact we need them) for their role in human flourishing.

This reminds me Cory Doctorow’s smart city of sensors rather than those sensed.

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