In the startup world, you work hard and you move fast in order to make other people rich.

Other people. Not you.

You’re a small elite of very smart young people who are working very hard for an even smaller elite of mostly Baby Boomer financiers … so they can buy national governments, shut the governments down, destroy the middle class and the nation-state.

Bruce Sterling’s big dragon.

Relatedly, it’s totally wild that there seems to be this entire genre of inviting keynote speakers to tech conferences to berate the audience and remind them of how they’re ruining the world. And all the attendees can nod along solemnly, guilt draining from their pores… and then, when the lights come up, wander off to enjoy the rest of their multi-million dollar, corporate-branded and -sponsored networking event, and change exactly not a goddamn thing.