Facebook has a meta problem. They lack the critical distance and proper governance to understand their power or their problems. The problem with their problems is not just that they fail to appreciate them, but that they are arguably not in a position to understand them at all.
I’ve long argued that social media creators (and users) need a union or guild or some kind of collective organizing organization. It is essential that existing labour organizations expand into areas of their industries or sectors that are digital.
Digital technology has not only transformed our relationship with privacy, it also changes our understanding of the concept as a whole. Our definition of privacy is being eroded, there’s reason to believe that our privacy is actually being renewed, and strengthened.
The combination of open source technology and legacy technology makes it possible to setup networks that are affordable and offer quality that is good enough for the needs of users who otherwise might have nothing.
HestiaPi is an evolving project that began with a focus on a thermostat, but aspires to play a larger role in the growing smart home ecosystem.