Build a Better Monster Build a Better Monster - Maciej Cegłowski mit seinem halbjährigen State of the Nation (die Diagnose ist besser als die Kur)

We built the commercial internet by mastering techniques of persuasion and surveillance that we’ve extended to billions of people, including essentially the entire population of the Western democracies. But admitting that this tool of social control might be conducive to authoritarianism is not something we’re ready to face.