There are several issues in today's computing.

If the ICT industry was purposefully following an harmful agenda, these would probably be their design principles: disregard for life, disregard for the chips, more is better, assume limitless resources, keep it controlled, outsource the problem, amplify ignorance, obfuscate everything, destroy communities, achieve monopoly

While this is rarely discussed in such a way, there are however increasingly well documented issues in the dominant computational cultural that all together help better understand how such harmful agenda can emerge explicitely or implicitely.

  • inaccessible: greenwashing, Californian ideology, pseudosimplicity, otherness
  • incompatible: vendor lock-in, proprietary
  • inefficient: bloat, maximalism, cryptocurrency, calculation factory, cornucopianism
  • rigid: monoculture, siliconization
  • failing: silver bullet, planned obsolescence, wishcycling, software rot
  • extractivist: attention economy, capitalism, Big Tech, neoliberalism