drwex (drwex) wrote,
drwex
drwex

A little on the lighter side

https://soundcloud.com/officialsxsw/closing-remarks-bruce-sterling-sxsw-interactive-2016

Bruce Sterling's 30th closing remarks at SXSW. It takes a bit to get rolling but once he hits his stride it's hilarious, talking about the four (five) horsemen of the next apocalypse (Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon) and the parallels between them and the US government and how that relates to the definition of a "failed state."

Also, Trump as America's Berlusconi makes a disturbing amount of sense.

But mostly you listen for lines like, "Is there ANYBODY with drones over their heads who is doing what the people with drones want them to do?"
Subscribe

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • Long music post is long

    I know this is going to take a while to do, if only because I want to re-listen to all these sets in order to comment on them. So I'll say I started…

  • End of year music in non-US styles

    In other years I've had more organized end-of-year music things. Lots of DJs and producers put out year-end compilations or mash-ups but I've not…

  • Bam-a-lam (music)

    Both the business of work and the dreadfulness of the US government's behavior have cut sharply into my music listening. What I have is a hodgepodge…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 5 comments