Our dire techno-political situation is a direct consequence of our dire intellectual situation. Internet-centrism is to blame for the abandonment, in much of the Western world, of an active industrial policy, especially with regards to critical information infrastructure, for too many of us have bought into the assumption that everything will be accomplished by the „Internet“ – much like the market – as it continues to interconnect the world. But such interconnection is not happening on neutral terms: there are different ways to wire the world and the way in which we are wiring it now might, in the long term, prove detrimental to the well-being of democracy.
Evgeny Morozov, ‘More political interference!’
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