Monday, July 20, 2015

2015-07-20 The Medieval-Digital Era....

2015-07-20 The Medieval-Digital Era....
Pepe Escobar writes:
Some exceptional nuggets of info in this Assange itvw. Here's one of the best:
SPIEGEL: So in the long run, cultural diversity is endangered?
Assange: The long-term effect is a tendency towards conformity, because controversy is eliminated. An American mindset is being fostered and spread to the rest of the world because they find this mindset to be uncontroversial among themselves. That is literally a type of digital colonialism; non-US cultures are being colonized by a mindset of what is tolerable to the staff and investors of a few Silicon Valley companies. The cultural standard of what is a taboo and what is not becomes a US standard, where US exceptionalism is uncontroversial.
In an interview, Julian Assange, 44, talks about the comeback of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing platform and his desire to provide assistance to a parliamentary...|By SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg, Germany

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