It intrigues me how many people seem to "like" the mega-multinationals (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft). Yes, there're lots of "nice" people working for these ~$tillion corporations... but for every "friend", there're 10-100 people who're quietly working on stuff that's going to impersonally exploit you, if you use their products or services. Those good people are contributing to institutions that are bad for humanity & the world. They're being used & "earning" dirty money.


I suspect what most people would call "like" with regard to tech megacorps is more like acquiescence... more like Stockholm Syndrome - they don't really perceive having a choice to use someone else, or none of them, so they just pretend that they're happy with it... And eventually, they sincerely believe it.

The change I'd like to see is us all acknowledging that these corporations don't really qualify as "likeable". Despite their legal standing as individual persons, they're not people, and they're definitely not "nice".

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@lightweight If we set the question of personhood aside, we still have to realize that they're _immortals_. Interestingly, when I do thought experiments on how immortals should be restricted--especially WRT their treatment of mortals--I find that a _human_ mortal (when medicine gets there) would probably need the same sort of restrictions.

It's a huge asymmetry of power. The law already handles these--think sexual harassment, or employment law.

@vandys @lightweight Beyond immortality, they can die and be reborn to escape responsibilities. Particularly notable with short-lived building companies...

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