Items tagged with: capitalism
The good news: We have a breakthrough cure for sickle-cell disease, using CRISPR and gene-editing technology.
The bad news: It’s owned by a private company that will charge $2.2M for a course of treatment.
Pharmaceutical research should be publicly-funded, and its results should go directly into public domain, where private providers can compete on price for manufacture and distribution. For a fraction of the money we spend on missiles and remote military bases, we can save so many lives instead.
“FDA approves cure for sickle cell disease, the first treatment to use gene-editing tool CRISPR”
"In a completely unrelated note, Spotify is shutting down in Uruguay after the country passed a bill that requires fair pay to artists, as reported by MixMag. The company made threats to shut down when the bill was first suggested back in July and now it has followed through. A spokesperson for Spotify actually wrote Uruguay's Minister of Education, Pablo Da Silveira, to say that the country’s bill would force it to “pay twice” the amount of royalties to artists." "
#Google is trying again to convince you, YES YOU, to contribute for free to Google Maps.
It is 100% #proprietary, Google has full control over the data you added and people can only access Google Maps over proprietary channels where Google dictates the rules. This gives them too much power.
Contribute to #OpenStreetMap instead, it's a project by the community, for the community.
“Nestle says slavery reporting requirements could cost customers.”
Not to be a joyless communist, but if we can’t have chocolate without slavery, we shouldn’t have chocolate.
Whenever someone tells you that the climate crisis is a personal responsibility issue, show them this:
The climate crisis is a billionaires crisis, a trillion-dollar corporations crisis, a capitalism crisis, a systemic inequality crisis.
(In case you were thinking of learning/using Go, I’d say skip it. There are plenty of other fish in the sea. Unless you like telemetry by default in your programming languages and tools, that is. In fact, just don’t touch anything tainted by Google if you can help it.)
#google #alphabet #go #surveillance #capitalism #peopleFarming #privacy #development #dev #software
(Where we differ with Shoshana, who coined the former term, is that she sees it as a corruption of capitalism, whereas I see it as the natural evolution of capitalism in the digital network age.)
#surveillanceCapitalism #peopleFarming #BigTech #VentureCapital #SiliconValley #surveillance #capitalism #corporatocracy