I Told You So: India Bans 59 Apps


About 5 years go I wrote an article stating technology must govern itself or it will be governed. Crickets.

“Any fool can tell a crisis when it arrives. The real service to the state is to detect it in embryo.”

Isaac Asimov

Now, as TechCrunch reports, India is shutting down 59 apps, including the popular TikTok video App from their networks, while the noose around American apps like Facebook, and the oligarchy of even Apple is increasingly tightened.

I called technology, publicly then, the unprotected back-door to nation-state sovereignty, a veto India now refers to as technology “engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, and security of state and public order.

It pays to listen to me when you want to ensure your company becomes a King of Long. Literally.

It is not too late to ensure you develop a business strategy in line with your comprehension of the innate plurality of humanity, and to ensure you play a role in improving humanity’s adaptability to nature’s entropy.

The days are numbered thinking you can sell the equivalent of sugar-water to the world and expect to get away with spawning yet another mind-numbing addiction that accelerates an anthropogenic cascade.

Thankfully, for the sake of humanity.


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Georges van Hoegaerden
Georges van Hoegaerdenhttps://www.method41.com/georges
Georges is the Founder and Managing Director of method41. From analyzing the workings of policy, capital, and innovation, Georges noticed how these siloed constructs are woefully incompatible with the principles nature deploys to produce regenerative performance. With humanity stuck in a fabric of its own making, Georges set out to reinvent the operating-systems of humanity to fix the theory that determines what humanity can discover, aiming to fundamentally improve human adaptability to nature's entropy.
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