Joyent’s Bryan Cantrill on technology, fear, and the rise of Trump

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Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill has been a welcome presence at Structure events in the past due to his high-energy takes on the state of our technology world. But after the United States elected Donald Trump as president last night, he hastily rewrote his talk to address the impact that cloud computing — and technology in general — is having on the economic challenges that so many people in this country face.

There’s no real way to sum up a Bryan Cantrill keynote: you simply have to watch it in the video embed below (apologies for the low bit-rate version, we wanted to get it up quickly). You can follow along with his slides here. It’s a powerful indictment of the priorities that govern product development in the tech industry, and we’re proud that we were able to showcase it Wednesday at Structure 2016.

Bryan Cantrill Structure 2016 from Structure on Vimeo.