Linux users are the flagellant monks among us.
Submitted by quoto almost 7 years ago
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Apple has always tried to create an emotional response. They’ve designed the software to make you feel a certain way. They use terms like ‘magical’ and ‘beautiful.’ The way Apple goes about controlling its ecosystem feels very much like the way the church controlled content.
We’re in an age today where the ideologies that form who we are and what we believe are being shaped by the technology developers. By the people that control content. A small algorithm that puts one news story in front of another. The people who are pushing those ideologies - for good or for ill - are folks like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and you and I.
It’s possible in the future we might have to legislate what percent of a person’s body has to be organic to be a sentient being.
The cathedrals were designed to illicit a response. The tech devices are designed to be magic like the cathedrals were designed. Look to the future…the devices are getting more intimate. More powerful.
Google’s mission is to compile all the world’s knowledge and distribute it in a way that is accessible. They are also working on translation. That will be an extremely powerful technology. Imagine if you could get translations to the Middle East protests in real-time.
Apple changed the game when they introduced the app store. They created an eco-system. They control the content of everything you see and everything you do.