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What are “our” societies? I live in one dominated by fundamentalist Christians.


That would be true if such “society” was ruled according to the scientific method. I agree with your premise, what I’m trying to point out is that those who actually make the calls can and will often act on emotions, and use the emotions of the population against it. They have no regard for our emotions being different. It’ s not “we” who try to separate emotions, it’s those we are in power of making that separation, and they separate not according to the scientific method but according to socio-economical interest.


What’s the problem with emotions though? Do you believe emotion can be easily separated from most statements? Isn’t one of the main problems with tech in our times that it’s manipulating emotions? A sense of invasion that prompts a need for privacy does not involve emotion? A sense of justice for user freedom does not involve emotion? Emotions are pervasive and subtle, this trend of preferring the emotionless option over the one that shows emotion weirds me. Someone who feels targeted by a homophobe feeling ‘emotional’ about it seems more than valid to me, and calling it emotional in a dismissive way is like saying that emotion is not valid/important.


It’s not that there are no side effects. There are. But none of them in large numbers of people, only a few people presented such side effects in millions vaccinated.

The problem is how the information spreads, making the conspiracy-prone to extrapolate “vaccine A caused side effects X and Y on Z number of people” into “all vaccines cause/will cause widespread deadly side effects”.

Also, any piracy website will do basically anything for money because they can’t monetize with conventional methods, so they can do many such desperate/unscrupulous stuff at times

(edit: not sure about this, if it was paid by someone, as it doesn’t seem to link anywhere)


oh, i don’t mind it being here for discussion at all, it just seems so disingenuous to me, because it raises issues but then ends up protecting the worst intentions/agents. so this reaching and its effects are so dubious… i mean, who would “opt in” to having their data freely added to a company or government database for whatever purpose??


somewhat strange, coming from a website with 13 trackers. it’s also unsettling to me how they speak of the “customer” and how “big tech” is collecting people’s data for advertising, making it seem like the worst possible scenario is that a few ad companies get to show more personalized ads. meanwhile government, corporations and random companies all hoard this data for social engineering predictive models and attempts to manipulate behavior, elections, engagement… getting us to click on ads is just the basics from 20 years ago.


thank you for the detailed comment. i didn’t see disroot being mentioned. do you have any comments on it?