“The idea is to extract value from customers in the name of absurd growth.”

How the Internet is using us in the name of corporate greed

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Thu, Jan 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

On Big Think Media Theorist Douglas Rushkoff explains how corporate aristocracy is using the internet to steal users' time and energy for profit.

Media Theorist Douglas Rushkoff explains how the need for rapid corporate and economic growth has always been great for aristocracy, but bad for everyone else. Today's digital behemoths like Google and Facebook are simply applying these old rules to a new playing field called The Internet. The idea is to extract value from customers in the name of absurd growth. But maybe it doesn't have to be this way, says Rushkoff.

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