You can’t seem to go a week without hearing about how the big consultancies are disrupting advertising’s business model. When really, it’s a remix of the value extracting model of the holding companies, just on data-driven steroids.
The genuine disruption is at the other end of the market, with independent collectives and collaboratives.
“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” George Orwell
“No structure, even an artificial one, enjoys the process of entropy. It is the ultimate fate of everything, and everything resists it.” ― Philip K. Dick
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy
I’ve been pulling my hair out for some time that no-one in Australian politics has been talking or even thinking about the looming issue of automation and its effect on society.
We have to stop relying on politicians and Silicon Valley to save us.
First they came for America and paved the way for the rise of Trump. Then they came for the British and the unthinkable happened… The Brexit. How can we avoid these imposters taking hold here in Australia?
Regardless which bunch of punks have been in power, I’ve always felt that I lived in a country that was ultimately fair and equitable. Now the Abbot Government has even robbed me of that.
Why does proximity to tragedy affect us so much more? Is it empathy for a fellow human being and ocean swimmer, or a selfish ‘It could’ve been me’? Is it both?