Electronic/World Wide Web>Message Posted to Online Forum/Discussion Group:  yosito, (2017-11-20), Attention Capitalism, Retrieved on 2017-11-21
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    21 NOV 2017

     Attention Capitalism

    As someone who works in tech, I like the analogy of a DoS attack. The root of the issue is attention capitalism. Our attention is essentially a resource being exploited for profit. In that scenario, we're effectivley no longer in control of our own free will as long as someone else can profit by controlling it. On an individual scale, we can give it relatively benign labels like "distraction". But when you look at it from macro scale it's effectively a DDoS attack on our free will perpetrated...
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