do you understand? it was never technology that made humane relations possible. it was you and i, and our commitment to each other.
@garbados there's definitely another life where I was a data courier
@garbados ah yes the social contract. which one did you sign? there are a bunch of them
@xj9 i don’t know how to parse this
@garbados “humane relations” are a cultural protocol for cooperation, or simply culture. at least having a common identity and goals is isomorphic with cooperation and culture. i agree that technology didn’t make human civilization possible, it was culture. sadly, these days, culture is so subtle that it can be hard to know if you are really able to cooperate until things escalate to conflict.
@requiem i have read a few of their articles and i intend to read many more :D
@garbados your story reminded me of part of this article in particular:
@requiem hey do you know if they have anything like a printout or zine about how to do low-tech things, offhand?
@emsenn I believe they have a hard copy, or instructions on how to print one, but I’d have to dig around a bit.
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