Right, I’ll tell you what we’re going to do. We’re going to organise a conference in Europe for people working on ethical alternatives to surveillance capitalism that isn’t sponsored by surveillance capitalism. For people who aren’t afraid to pick a side.

Because I’ve had it with this bullshit and we need non-bullshit alternatives.

Watch this space.

@aral I hate to say this, but count me out.

Too much hostility.

When you can demonstrate a willingness to engage politely with people you disagree with and respect others' points of view, I'll consider it.

Your hostility may be inspiring to some, but you may as well know it's extremely off-putting to others, including folks "on your side."

My 2c, take it as you will.

(And before you write me off as another Google fan-boy, consider what I've been working on for the past decade.)

@paul If criticism makes him feel bad, it's totally reasonable for him to block people to protect his sanity.

It doesn't inspire confidence that my concerns will ever be addressed (and addressing them matters if you intend to host events with diverse points of view), but who knows, maybe he'll come around when he's had some time. 🤷

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