januari 2019 | Intermission
You Are Not Safe
“I, Ryan Ray, released the MacMillan Utility source code. I acted alone. No one helped me, and no one told me to do it. I did this because “security” is a myth. Contrary to what you might have heard, my friends, you are NOT safe. Safety is a story. It’s something we teach our children so they can sleep at night, but we know it’s not real.
Beware, baffled humans. Beware of false prophets who will sell you a fake future, of bad teachers, corrupt leaders and dirty corporations. Beware of cops and robbers … the kind that rob your dreams. But most of all, beware of each other, because everything’s about to change.
The world is going to crack wide open. There’s something on the horizon. A massive connectivity. The barriers between us will disappear, and we’re not ready.
We’ll hurt each other in new ways. We’ll sell and be sold. We’ll expose our most tender selves, only to be mocked and destroyed. We’ll be so vulnerable, and we’ll pay the price. We won’t be able to pretend that we can protect ourselves anymore.
It’s a huge danger, a gigantic risk, but it’s worth it.
If only we can learn to take care of each other. Then this awesome, destructive new connection won’t isolate us. It won’t leave us in the end so … totally alone.”
Ryan Ray’s note, Halt and Catch Fire s03e08 You Are not Safe
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