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The Geography of Future Markets

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he does the standard SV fetish thing of glorifying youth as a catalyst for "innovation"

J. Ross, A. (2016). The Geography of Future Markets. In J. Ross, A. The Industries of the Future. Simon Schuster, pp. 186-239

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The high-water mark for Belarus and the Internet is a social media-savvy graduate student in Massachusetts named Evgeny Morozov, who writes neo-Luddite screeds against American technology companies, advancing the official views of Russia and Belarus.

lmao what????

—p.208 by Alec J. Ross 1 year, 8 months ago

The high-water mark for Belarus and the Internet is a social media-savvy graduate student in Massachusetts named Evgeny Morozov, who writes neo-Luddite screeds against American technology companies, advancing the official views of Russia and Belarus.

lmao what????

—p.208 by Alec J. Ross 1 year, 8 months ago
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In Silicon Valley on February 19, 2014, the day after the protests broke out in Kiev, Ukrainian American WhatsApp founder Jan Koum signed a $19 billion deal to sell his company to Facebook. For Ukraine, that same $19 billion would have been the answer to its short-term bond, debt and gas bills.

The fact that Ukraine's economic lifeline could be equal in cost to the purchase of a mobile messaging app--created by a Ukrainian emigrant--exemplifies how much potential Ukraine has an d how badly that potential was being squandered under Ukraine's prior, Russian-model government. [...]

um no? it exemplifies the absolute lunacy of an economic system that allows FB to control so much capital

—p.212 by Alec J. Ross 1 year, 8 months ago

In Silicon Valley on February 19, 2014, the day after the protests broke out in Kiev, Ukrainian American WhatsApp founder Jan Koum signed a $19 billion deal to sell his company to Facebook. For Ukraine, that same $19 billion would have been the answer to its short-term bond, debt and gas bills.

The fact that Ukraine's economic lifeline could be equal in cost to the purchase of a mobile messaging app--created by a Ukrainian emigrant--exemplifies how much potential Ukraine has an d how badly that potential was being squandered under Ukraine's prior, Russian-model government. [...]

um no? it exemplifies the absolute lunacy of an economic system that allows FB to control so much capital

—p.212 by Alec J. Ross 1 year, 8 months ago