Mas o que importa muito mais do que o destino de Kalanik, ou mesmo da empresa, é o conceito – uma mudança monumental na relação entre os humanos, a tecnologia e o trabalho, a que a Uber emprestou o nome.
Both Uber the company and Uber the concept are juicy subjects for those of us in the business of assigning and writing articles. The company changing the ways of commerce and transport seems to keep winding up in street clashes and courtrooms. Meanwhile, founder and CEO Travis Kalanick has become the perfect Silicon Valley villain, including (with a shot of irony) getting caught being a jerk by a dashcam video camera after having hailed an Uber ride of his own. Juicy fodder indeed.
Hats off to those busy debunking fake news and digging for true dirt. But for one of the most compelling pieces of journalism on the early days of the Trump presidency, David Frum chose another approach: fiction. His March cover story in The Atlantic, “How to Build an Autocracy,” opens in January 2021, after Donald Trump has just won a second term:Of course Frum is hardly the first writer to use a hypothetical future (or past) to make a political point.
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