Turning abundance into scarcity June 23, 2010Posted by Summerspeaker in Technocracy, Technology.
Few things throw me into such abject despair as contemplating the the human response to digital plenty. Demonstrating a profound love of freedom and appreciation for justice, the Obama administration recently announced a massive piracy crackdown. It’s enough to make me fire up the old uTorrent and rob somebody. Restricting the distribution of abundance at gunpoint to further enrich the elite is a classic case of doing it wrong. If it weren’t for this bullshit, every book ever published would be freely and easily accessible to anyone with an internet connection. The arts and sciences would flourish as never before. Instead a handful of corporation get a little more money and the state holds another excuse to harass people. Without a revolution, I fear the species will react to the advent of molecular manufacturing with even greater repression.