Obama Mastermind David Plouffe Is Now Uber’s Machiavelli
If your business lies within the hermetic socioeconomic seal of Silicon Valley, the thing to adopt from the outside is not the sophisticated art of blue-chip lobbyists.
The things to adopt are a concern for externalities, consequences, and ethics. And more ethics. And.
The desire of those who wield technology to translate that technology to power is rather terrifying. While Bill Gates and other earlier techno leaders had huge ambition they were ultimately curtailed by the clumsy UIs of tech.
With the mobile revolution that is no longer the case. The UIs are so sophisticated that technology fades to the background and all you have is massive power accruing to the few.
I prefer the mess of limitation vs the cleanliness of domination. Travis and Zuck are smart and seemingly responsible guys, but I didn’t agree to live by their rules. It may be time to pick up the phone and call a shitty cab service.