“There are way easier places to work, but nobody ever destroyed the world on 40 hours a week.” ~ #ElonMusk
There, I fixed it for you.
The Earth Is on Fire
I’m 23 years old, and I’m not alone. My entire generation has come of age in a world so defined by #ClimateChange and human destruction—by forests burning and glaciers melting, by extinguished species and rising seas—that it’s sometimes been hard to fathom what an even more dismal future might look like.
RFC 8890: “The Internet is for End Users”
From 1990 to 2015:
"The richest 10% of the world’s population (c.630 million people) were responsible for 52% of the cumulative carbon emissions"
"The poorest 50% (c. 3.1 billion people) were responsible for just 7%"
"#Facebook disabled accounts of people with posting privileges on 18 different pages belonging to environmental and Indigenous rights orgs"
Another reason not to trust Internet monopolies, when those talking about #ClimateJustice are considered outlaws.
"Pandemics dont always trigger social unrest but they can do by throwing into relief the very inequalities that caused them. They hit the poor hardest. Those in low-paid employment who live in crowded accommodation, for whom healthcare is less accessible"
"Population Panic" /by @GeorgeMonbiot
Colonial mindset still active in the rich western part of the world. Over-population myth used as an excuse to justify consumerism impact on #ClimateChange.
"Crisis is all around us: health, the economy, neo-colonialism, structural discrimination of all kinds, injustice and inequality, ecological collapse. And these crises are interconnected." 🌍
"Moving #Planet4 from weekly releases to Continuous Delivery"
How we modernized the release and development workflows of the open source project that powers #Greenpeace websites. 🔧 🌍
"This report exposes how the three largest cloud companies — #Amazon, #Microsoft and #Google — are partnering with #oil companies to use artificial intelligence technologies to unlock oil and gas deposits in the U.S. and around the world."
"Homo sapiens, in becoming so utterly dependent on fossil fuels, functionally evolved into a new species: Homo colossus."
"Homo colossus is a detritovore, an organism that subsists by consuming detritus or waste products."
"Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance"
“I listened to hundreds of recordings every day, from various Apple devices. These recordings were often taken outside of any activation of Siri. These processings were made without users being aware of it."
"We’re accelerating into a future in which a digitally connected privileged class performs virtual labor in isolation while a massive police state protects them from an expendable underclass that takes most of the risks."
"We are complicit in our employer's deeds"
OpenSourcerer # Hactivist # Critical Engineer 🌍 Greenpeace Web Tech Lead, FSFE GA, Cryptoparty Athens agent, LibreOps member
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