Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #135 on: May 24, 2023, 06:50:14 am »
"Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day.
"Teach a man to fish, buy the pond, tell him he can't use the pond but he can fish for you and you sell the fish in the market and give him a very small cut and he'll say stuff like he's hungry and his teeth hurt.  Nobody wants to work anymore."

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #136 on: July 14, 2023, 02:48:06 pm »
Couldn't find a better place to put this. I could start a new thread for it but I'd rather not just for one video.

This is a parable of sorts about transhumanism vs greed.

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #138 on: September 29, 2023, 12:26:05 am »
https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/moviepass-track-eyes-phone-cameras-b2013273.html

That's gonna be a big yikes from me bro


(Here, I took a screenshot of this article for you! You know, for archival purposes or something)
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #139 on: September 30, 2023, 08:19:56 am »
its simple don't give movie pass camera permissions
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #140 on: October 06, 2023, 08:48:18 pm »


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Google’s AdWords system was designed to track how many people click on an ad after they search for a keyword. Google would no longer mine behavioral data strictly to improve service for users but rather to read users’ minds for the purposes of matching ads to their interests.

From The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #141 on: October 06, 2023, 08:53:32 pm »
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MUEXGaxFDA (crosspost https://wetfishonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=3831.msg29090)

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I think a good rule of thumb is that any company that has to write a slavery policy is probably up to something.
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #142 on: October 06, 2023, 09:37:24 pm »
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MUEXGaxFDA (crosspost https://wetfishonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=3831.msg29090)

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I think a good rule of thumb is that any company that has to write a slavery policy is probably up to something.

Follow up on this, a really great quote from the end of this video

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If your insurance is automated, pricing decisions seem objective and the contract can be revised in real time.

Everything is stuffed with sensors now, and data is already being collected and sold. It has been for years. So there's a constantly updating profile of your behavior, and a neural network can use it to more perfectly screw you.

Things had to develop this way because stock prices have to go up. Insurance adjustment must go from slow, messy and human to this frictionless process that always happening. A kind of stock ticker on the value of your life.

As we run out of new sources of wealth, all the slack has to get taken out of the existing ones, because the number has to go up.
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #143 on: February 03, 2024, 09:16:20 am »

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« Reply #144 on: February 19, 2024, 03:37:54 pm »
candy monopoly

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #145 on: April 11, 2024, 08:43:06 pm »
Sabine Hossenfelder explains how large academic institutions have been corrupted by money in to paper writing mills in order to obtain government research grants. Instead of actually trying to apply the scientific method and discover new things, researchers are encouraged to study whatever random made up bullshit they want so long as it sounds sciency and can get grant funding.

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #146 on: May 16, 2024, 01:58:58 pm »
Guy who got rich off stock market gambling is now the top donor for far-right conservative pro-corporate super PACs so he can lobby the government to pay lower taxes for megacorps

Oh and he says anyone who makes 100k a year is poor

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #147 on: June 20, 2024, 07:18:01 pm »
"Thanks, I hate pay-per-use spike benches"

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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #148 on: June 21, 2024, 02:16:24 pm »
"Thanks, I hate pay-per-use spike benches"



Apparently this was an art project to highlight the absurdity of hostile architecture, but yes I hate this.

http://fabianbrunsing.de/

https://vimeo.com/1665301

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Part art installation and part protest piece, the project highlights the absurdity of anti-homeless spikes seen in some cities. This urban design strategy, also known as hostile architecture, has been called into question for punishing the homeless rather than helping them.
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Re: Adventures in Greed (Megacorps vs Everyday people)
« Reply #149 on: June 25, 2024, 07:17:18 am »
That spike bench looks like something a yogi can use.
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