I've often heard people outside the US complain about the US cultural norm of immediately asking what you do for a living upon meeting you for the first time.
While out on a walk, it occurred to me that the function of this question is to evaluate the other person's class/social importance.
Here in the US, we have relatively few obvious class signifiers, at least outside extreme cases (ex. a ragged homeless person or a slick upper class person). So, you have to ask.
@romariorios I agree he comes across too self-righteous and abrasive for my tastes. Originally followed 'cause I thought his work was interesting but had to move on due to the uncomfortable outbursts. Also he is *not* anticapitalist (just the surveillance part) which is absolutely confusing/frustrating since he makes so much noise
If only the passion for anti-telemetry in #Audacity could expand rapidly into all of surveillance capitalism. Unfortunately the sophists and bootlickers are numerous.
my internal metaphor for executive dysfunction has become that I operate on a Fucks Per Day system like a D&D Wizard has Spells Per Day
any task, regardless of magnitude, requires a minimum of one Fuck given, and once I am out of Fucks to give, then it doesn't matter how big or small the job is, I can't do it without spending against tomorrow's supply of Fucks
besides cars that you don't have to drive yourself already exist: they're called 'the bus' and are much more cost effective than any self-driving car, even in a universe where an ai that actually knows how to drive exists. the only reason to prefer ai-driven cars is if you're specifically out to prevent poor people from travelling, and if you really really hate unionised labour
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