Workforce on the Internet is faceless

  • America's internet economy hides the faces of its workers in today's age and George Packer of the New Yorker pointed at what Amazon looks like to the customers. "Amazon's workforce is made up mainly of computer engineers and warehouse workers, but when you think of Amazon you don't picture either one," he said. "What you see, instead, is a website with a button that says 'add to cart.'"

    The lack of faces lets people forget about the consequences of companies' power and expansion. Facebook's recent acquisition of WhatsApp is remembered as another outlandish wealth creation instead of a risky consolidation of the business in the hands of one company. 

    Parker said it's time for a serious conversation about "the great debate over bigness in our time."

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