This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confused everyone (and especially himself) with a speech at Georgetown.
You see, now Facebook is all about free speech. He says we need to let politicians lie on Facebook without censoring or controlling their speech in any way.
Unless you’ve been dead recently, you’re no doubt aware that Big Tech essentially declared itself the Arbiter of Truth & Justice in a stunning effort to put Orwell’s 1984 to shame.
Unfortunately, this led to a few problems – including legal ones…
Oh dear God, make it stop.
There was a time when American Big Tech was the end-all and be-all.
It seems those days are rapidly going the way of the dodo.
For sure, there will be many companies that survive – and even flourish.
But it’s becoming painfully obvious that certain political, social, and cultural influences are starting to crush innovation, cripple sales, and piss off a whole lot of ordinary folks…
Well, I did it again: I read a book.
This time, it was the story of China’s recent technological revolution.
If you’re wondering what’s going on over in the East in the techie arena, it’s a great read.
In short, it appears that smartphones + crazy-fast innovation have turned China into the New Silicon Valley.
And that has interesting implications for the future of AI…
We hear a lot these days about China and the E-vils of their techie toys.
Obviously, there is also a lot of political nonsense going on here given China’s economic rise on the world stage. But how bad are Chinese toys – really?
I mean, everything is Made in China anyway, right?
Join Cletus and I for a fascinating look behind the tech curtain! Iron curtain? Red curtain? Some kind of curtain!