The technology industry is all about revolutions, both real and imagined. The vast majority of revolutions in tech are corporate bullshit, a steady churn of new buzzwords, products, and paradigms pushed by marketing departments to goad consumers into spending more money. The genuine revolutions and paradigm shifts in technology rarely actually require purchasing new stuff, but one wouldn’t know that from following tech journalism.
There’s one revolution in technology which you’re not hearing much about, because it’s happening in secret, below the radar, and outside the purview of the technologically illiterate Affirmative Action “tech journalism” hacks. The technology industry in the first world is fundamentally transforming, moving away from the conventional corporate model toward a massively decentralized model where the innovation no longer happens at the Silicon Valley headquarters.
Homesourcing is shifting the locus of productivity and innovation from the cubicle to the cul de sac.
For decades, the assumption has been that corporations will outsource all their work to the supposedly limitless supply of brilliant, motivated, and dirt poor engineers in the Far East and Global South. There’s definitely been some globalization, but the vast majority of technology work happens where a racist and sexist bigot would expect it to take place; among males in America, Europe, Eastern Europe, East Asia, and some fair and privileged elites in Latin America, India, and the Middle East.
Aggressively outsourcing has done little to diversify tech, and in many ways it’s only underscored the permanent global disparities in human capital. It has leveled the playing field for White Brazilians, impoverished Eastern Europeans, and country trash right here in America who were previously locked out of the social networks and elite institutions which had previously dominated the industry. Meritocracy is racist, and the more that opportunities for bias and prejudice are removed from the equation, the more racist, sexist, and ableist the tech field becomes.
A recent Slashdot article kvetches about the need to get more women into open source. This is odd on a couple levels. For one, the open source community is categorically defined by its failure to reward its members for their work. Why would the diversicrats even want minorities and women to be even more exploited than they already supposedly are? And, given that open source is typically performed behind gender-neutral and race-neutral pseudonyms, how would one even police diversity in the open source community?
The diversicrats have started carefully monitoring the diversity metrics at the major technology corporations, and they won’t be satisfied until the industry demographics match global demographics. Even then, they won’t actually rest, of course, as they abandon the pretense of equality as soon as that goal is reached and move on to dominate whatever turf they’re competing for. But this isn’t professional basketball or the music industry, and neither racial nor gender disparity will ever be achieved in technology, because human biodiversity can’t be legislated, regulated, wished, nor prayed away.
The response of the tech industry has been to outsource more aggressively, but this isn’t your nineties outsourcing. Homesourcing is what’s happening, with the serious work being shifted out to basements and workshops in small towns across America. The Silicon Valley firms will achieve the diversicrats’ goals with ruthless efficiency, impressing their neo-Soviet minders with Potemkin villages of racial and gender diversity at their corporate headquarters.
Corporate headquarters will atrophy and shrink down to a shadow of their former glory as insensitive and politically incorrect White brogrammers get shit done out of the public light and off the quota-mongers’ record. They’ll become sales and marketing shops for the products the engineers develop and design off-site. Steely-eyed middle-aged Hispanic lesbians and high-stepping Caribbean immigrant Blacks will strut around in the offices, taking credit for and being the public face of work done by hillbillies and yokels out in flyover country.
Eventually, perhaps at the prompting of this post, diversicrats will get wise to this shell game and start demanding accountability metrics for the corporations’ vendors. The free market will reward the corporations sharp enough to win this shell game by anonymizing their vendors and the vendors sharp enough to obfuscate or fudge their diversity metrics. It’s impossible to achieve the Orwellian control over the homesource economy that we’ve been subjected to in the conventional corporate economy.
In the homesource economy, nobody knows you’re not a dog, or a transgendered Islamic gypsy. Deliver the code on time, lie about having mutilated your genitals, pretend to be a sexual degenerate, and live a secret closeted double life as a cisgendered heterosexual White family man.
The endgame is a perfect inversion of what everybody assumed would happen in the nineties. Technology corporations will flee overseas, then outsource their jobs to the first world. Homesourcing is the technological equivalent of White Flight, and the diversity-mongers will achieve the same Pyrrhic victory in the corporations that they achieved in America’s great cities. A bombed-out hellscape will remain, with the productive taxpayers chased out of reach. The foreign countries which aren’t subject to diversity hysteria will become the corporate base of operations, robbing America of one of the last growth industries remaining on its soil.
Silicon Valley was founded by an overtly racist White guy whose sole concern was innovation, William Shockley, and it will be destroyed by hordes of anti-racist minorities and feminists whose sole concern is equality. The future is bright for the White male programmer, because technology is making it more and more difficult for the anti-White kleptocrats to enforce their egalitarian agenda. Young White men have a wealth of opportunities in the technology field, because they’ve got merit. The future is in the home office, where they can make all the racist, sexist, homophobic, and ableist jokes they care to enjoy, work with whomever they wish to work with, and interact with only the women who act like women and permit their husbands to act like men.