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Daily review 14/09/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 14th, 2022 - 8 comments
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  1. joe90 1

    Billionaires are bad and should be taxed into oblivion #eleventysevenseven.

    Pluralistic: 13 Sep 2022 Survival of the Richest

    […]

    In 2018, Douglas Rushkoff had a bizarre experience: he was asked to speak at a billionaires' retreat, only to find that he had been summoned to help the plutes in attendance figure out how to plan for the end of the world:

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/23/tech-industry-wealth-futurism-transhumanism-singularity

    The super-rich attendees at the conference were obsessed with "The Event" – civil unrest, environmental collapse, some other end-of-the-world scenario – and how to survive it: where to site their bunkers, how to command the loyalty of their mercenaries after money lost its value.

    Rushkoff realized that these guys were obsessed with outrunning the end of the world that they were creating through their drive to outrun the end of the world. They were singularly uninterested in preventing the end of the world, or even in surviving it through solidarity and mutual aid. They were committed to the Thatcher Doctrine that "there is no such thing as society" – and they were willing to destroy society to prove that it was true

    Four years later, Rushkoff has turned his experience with the wealthy, the technology-addled, and the selfish-solutionist wing of Silicon Valley into a book called Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires. It's great.

    https://pluralistic.net/2022/09/13/collapse-porn/#collapse-porn

  2. joe90 2

    heh

  3. Well, if we ever wondered about how they think…. ??? Greed and Self Interest.!!

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