“‘And now I will tell you how to make Google slightly less bad without ever actually dismantling surveillance capitalism.’ This kind of sensible centrist nice kind of middle aged medium politically white guy narrative. But It’s always about that guy, or indeed that white woman or whoever is always the hero of the next bit of story. And that is the wrong story. Like, that is not the fucking story.”
Maria Farrell is an Irish writer and speaker on technology and the future. Now based in London, she has worked in tech policy for twenty years in Paris, Brussels, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Maria has written for The Guardian, Slate, Medium, the Conversationalist, Irish Times and Irish Independent.