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Silicon Valley to Liberal Arts Majors: We Want You | Boston Review
His lack of skepticism when startups claim to build a better world takes me back to one of my favorite quotations from Bertolt Brecht: “Amongst the highly-placed / It is considered low to talk about food. / The fact is:  they have / Already eaten.”...

It is never about the money in Silicon Valley. The fact is: they have plenty of it...Finn is more worried that much work falls into what he calls an “implementation gap”: doing what machines cannot yet do but will do sooner or later. Sometimes the boundary between the two perspectives seems to vanish: Facebook and YouTube moderators and Uber drivers owe their jobs to technology platforms, even as they train their digital replacements by their own efforts.
silicon-valley  tech-criticism 
june 2017 by jomc
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