“digital workers remain invisible, tucked in between algorithms,” says Scholz. Schneider said on Friday that what we need are “algorithms for the 99 percent.”
開源軟件, 個人電腦, 共享經濟等技術起初是為了賦權, 但後來成為壟斷與榨取的工具
“The history of the Internet is full of hope and disappointment,” says Schneider. “Free-and-open-source software, the 'personal' computer, the 'sharing' economy — each of these aroused hope for empowerment for people, only to become tools for monopoly and extraction.”
“When people in Internet culture talk about 'democratizing' something, they normally just mean expanding access to something,” says Schneider. “This is a pretty gross misuse of the word. A core challenge of platform cooperativism is to make sure that the need for democratic ownership and access of online platforms never gets watered down again into mere access for the sake of capital extraction.”
"start with the ethics, not the technology; determine what it is we want to produce, create, and share.” -Cindy Milstein
倫理資本主義/ 新型態經濟: 另類解方/替代機構
On the one hand are those who consider cooperatives a kind of “ethical capitalism” and, on the other, are those who see cooperatives a form of dual power: alternative institutions that can exist within capitalism but simultaneously act as a bridge out of it toward a new economy.
Trebor Scholz on the Rise of Platform Cooperativism