WATCH: How to remake the internet, Google and Facebook


Very insightful Ted Talk by Computer Philosophy writer Jaron Larnier, in which he reflects on the flaws in the business model of the Internet. He then suggests a change in the business models (of Google and Facebook), drawing parallels with the likes of HBO, Netflix etc. He rounds up with this haunting quote, which stems from his observations that Internet is bringing out the worst in society;

“We cannot have a society in which, if two people want to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it is financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them. “


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