[ExI] The Metaverse Is Big Brother in Disguise

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 16:37:26 UTC 2021

We have two pandemics:  Covid and fear.  In addition, I suspect that many
opposers are just acting out their libertarian beliefs and don't care about
any other aspects of it.   bill w

On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 10:32 AM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 3:59 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> Fail to do so—by daring to espouse “dangerous” ideas or support
>> unpopular political movements—and you will find yourself shut out of
>> commerce, employment, and society: Facebook will ban you, Twitter will
>> shut you down, Instagram will de-platform you, and your employer will
>> issue ultimatums that force you to choose between your so-called
>> freedoms and economic survival.
> The cases I am aware of where this happened went rather beyond mere
> "unpopular political movements".  For instance, claiming that all or most
> Mexican immigrants to the US are murderers and/or rapists is factually
> incorrect.  Claiming, without context, that the anti-coronavirus vaccines
> are more dangerous than coronavirus is likewise incorrect, and generally
> has the effect of causing people to get sicker (by encouraging people not
> to take the vaccine) to a high enough degree to cause significant problems
> for the rest of us.
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