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Mike Montiero - How Designers Destroyed the World

I’ve already watched this video once today. I probably will again. Warning: NSFW language Webstock ’13: Mike Monteiro – How Designers Destroyed the World from […]

I’ve already watched this video once today. I probably will again. Warning: NSFW language

Money quote:

“Our infrastructure is rotting. The world economy is crap. Major media outlets are flushing entire investigative journalism departments down the drain. Wall St. is awash with criminals and billions of people can’t get basic medical care, food and water and we are building apps to rate our sandwiches, to tell each other where we are, who we’re with and when we’ve gone to bed.

We’re wasting time designing digital farms for our phones. We need real farms in our inner cities… Too much of our knowledge is available only to a few… We have more processing power, affordable tools and combined intelligence this very minute than at any point in the history of design and we are using it to build shit.”

The only area where I really disagreed with him is the ease of just finding a new client or getting a new job. Especially in an economy like this and when you have others depending on your income.