“Survival of the Richest: The Wealthy Are Plotting To Leave Us Behind”: tech author Douglas Rushkoff

“How do I maintain authority over my security force after the (collapse) event?”: typical question from super-rich clients in Q&A about their “how to escape” vision of the future …and how to use tech to execute it.

One knows this kind of conversation must be going on, but it is interesting to see an insider view of it.

“For them, the future of technology is really about just one thing: escape,” Rushkoff writes. There is no role here for using tech to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, I imagine.

This, I submit, is deadly serious stuff. Taken in wider context of the chronology on this website, the apogee of ultra-rich ultra-right thinking is taking shape around us.

How many of the super rich are thinking in this kind of way? If it is anything other than a fringe minority, society is in even bigger trouble than the sum of its current more overt woes. In any event, this kind of thinking shows the need at minimum for two major campaigns in society: to dismantle inequality, and to regulate and steer tech towards social good.

Image: Scared Stiff Reviews ….image from the film Elysium.

3 comments

  1. Jared Diamond quote about fallen civilizations : “the only privilege the super-rich had, is that they were the last ones to die”.

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