[iDC] The Lure of Internet2
joe at overmydeadbody.org
Sat Feb 18 11:38:37 EST 2006
All this technology, this mega-internet stuff, the RFID networking of
things (or more precisely, consumable artifacts), is taking an ever
more religious turn, that has to with the central morality of our
times, which is the worship of profit (not to do with that other one,
and the anachronistic caricatures, and that wierd notion of "freedom of
speech" whose only eventual immortality is to be found in its
submission to market forces).
More and more, indvidual and collective worth is measured against the
capacity of each entity to return value to the investors that
engendered them. It is the Margaret Thatcher morality, she is the
prophet of our times.
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