The tech industry doesn't deserve optimism it has earned skepticism


The tech industry doesn’t deserve optimism it has earned skepticism by Cory Dransfeldt.

We started with protocols and were then herded into platforms that offered convenience. When they grew large enough, that convenience gave way to captivity.

We lost our handle on what is and was true, stopped having conversations and started yelling at their representations. It became easier to shout at someone on line than it was to have a healthier discourse.

Now they’re promising AI and ignoring yet more collateral damage. We’re throwing piles of cache at GPUs, hardware and data centers. We’re using increasingly large volumes of water. We’re asserting the right to any and all data we can access. All of this while we’re providing minimal productivity increases or value at scale.