Given the indelibility of the Internet, a point to ponder: have you or I already made the social media post that will get us "cancelled" or excommunicated or shunned or perhaps even executed for transgressing an as yet unknown set of social mores in our future?
(Yes, these thoughts do keep me up at night)
I'm not just imagining societies that are becoming more open & (arguably) liberal... many societies swerve to the right, too. Like Iran, or Germany (1930s), Yugoslavia, & the US... Perhaps people espousing liberal & tolerant views today are creating the evidence that'll convict them of future thought crimes against a future dystopian authoritarian state (run by, say, one of the "Frightful 5" corporations)...
@lightweight Life is too short to spend worrying
@InternetKevin I'm worried life could be a bit shorter still if we don't work out a way to mitigate the source of worry... :)
@lightweight There's a quote that I've seen around that seems appropriate: "If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him."
@cstanhope yes, that was by that bastion of empathy and generosity :) Cardinal Richelieu https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/cardinal_richelieu_183310
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