The election of a Democrat in November next year might make matters worse. The bookmaker’s favorite to be Democratic nominee, Elizabeth Warren, wants to break up Google, Amazon, and Facebook — making Trump’s attacks look insignificant by comparison, and potentially compromising those companies’ expensive A.I. research programs. In any scenario, it is difficult to see how the regulatory and political environment for U.S. techn…
Great piece. What blows my mind is that I’ve never actually heard anything intelligent about what these “broken up” companies would look like. What are we going to do? Use half a search engine? Half a Youtube? Half a social network? The whole idea just seems idiotic.
Instead of having fake political conversations, the US population should be thinking hard about the actual problems we’re facing.
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