Saturday, November 20, 2021

Quote of the Day (Ian Bremmer, on How Big Tech Companies Resemble States)

"It is time to start thinking of the biggest technology companies as similar to states. These companies exercise a form of sovereignty over a rapidly expanding realm that extends beyond the reach of regulators: digital space. They bring resources to geopolitical competition but face constraints on their power to act.”— Ian Bremmer, founder and president of Eurasia Group, “The Technopolar Moment: How Digital Powers Will Reshape the Global Order,” Foreign Affairs, November/December 2021

Let's see how much longer those "constraints on their power" last.

The accompanying photo of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook (or Meta, or whatever the heck he’s calling it these days to disguise its malodorous ways) and one of the pillars of Big Tech, was taken at the F8 2018 Keynote on Apr. 3, 2018, by Anthony Quintano from Honolulu, HI.)

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