Joachim Mika

I think this would be a good outcome. At the very least, it would act as a pressure release valve. It would allow people to move to an area which better matches their social and political outlook, and hence reduce internal tensions. It will then be interesting to see which sub-components (countries?) thrive and which ones wither.

The risk is that many people will fall between the cracks due to governmental paralysis while this process plays out and/or that violence erupts because agreement can't be reached on one or more key aspects of the split.

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I agree with you but I think you... we... have an uphill battle on our hands. Most people are not capable of the level of device management that you're talking about here. Modern technology has become so complex that ordinary people have no choice but to leave it to the manufacturer to handle the lifecycle issues. That, as you've pointed out, leaves all of us vulnerable to their shenanigans.

As for organising within the workplace.... you just have to look at how much effort and thought people put into their political choices to realise that this is also doomed.

So I think the lesson here is to forget about changing the way things work. Just continue doing what you're doing to try to optimise your own situation. Sad but true.

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Joachim Mika

Joachim Mika

Ex physicist and software professional, now in public transport. I care about environmental and social justice issues.