If so then maybe this would be an ok argument, but this is a massive change to people’s lives that’s being forced upon them without the slightest consultation, and which will almost certainly be used to control and surveil them for Facebook’s benefit.
I can't tell if this is satire. Who's forcing them to do anything? What even is your point here: people shouldn't do things in other countries? Who's even talking about replacing their national currency?
Or, to put how ridiculous that is another way:
> Did the people who live in those countries ask Brian Acton et al to come and replace their national post with one which allows Brian et all to control who they're allowed to message?
> Who's even talking about replacing their national currency?
I’ve heard from people close to the project that this is Facebook’s explicit long term strategy. What else would their end game be here?
Oh, these anonymous sources which are proven to be highly reliable like... never?
> replace national currencies
They can have a strategy but that does not mean they are able to execute on it. Plus, by the time they get to a point where they endanger a local currency they would probably get a national ban in such countries. I mean what would you expect anything else?
If the actual, genuine goal is to solve the problem of lack of viable currency in these nations, then the best solution is to solve the cause, not the symptom. Right now your goal is trying to find a nail for a hammer that doesn't have any, and you're trying to shoehorn vaporware onto a symptom when that's not what the people really need.