2019 is the year of FreedomBox Pioneer edition home servers, Purism Librem 5 smartphones and the growing Fediverse.
This year marks a point in history where people have started to rebel against the surveillance capitalist platforms threatening our democracy and take back control over their digital lives with freedom-respecting products and services.
@bob The argument is about a relative reduction in free will of the individual as compared to before.
Maybe when we have corporate-licensed neural laces installed in our brains constantly monitoring thoughts and altering them, we will look back to this age of surveillance capitalism as the good times when individuals still had some freedom to opt out. 😐
The problem is that of individual behavioral modification by external entities to various ends..
@bob I don't believe there's a technological solution to the two-party problem of democracy. When your only options are a fool and tyrant, you are forced to vote for the fool to minimize damage.
No matter how much each party spends on modifying the behavior of voters and however effective its tools, if the choice is between two undesirable outcomes, the voter isn't left with much of a choice.
@njoseph cryptocurrencies are usable by default on a flagship smartphone by one of the biggest smartphone companies (samsung)
@harmlessgryphon The kits are not available yet but I expect they will be available some time this month.
This is just my expectation and not official information since I don't speak for the Foundation.
This is a general instance supporting toots in English and తెలుగు.
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