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The Selfish Ledger: Google's dystopian vision of populace control through 'total data collection'

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A Liberals Dream ...

Machines that know our wants and needs even before we do may be able to twist us to their hidden agendas

 

It is interesting to see how concerned tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google have become about user privacy. Of course, we know that the impetus for this drive for confidentiality comes primarily from the fallout surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect May 25.

Still, the general feel from notices companies have been sending out is that they have always been concerned with our data privacy, but they just want to be more transparent about it now. The big talking point on data collection is that they (Big Tech) only want to use our data to “improve the user experience.” This altruistic point of view sounds good, but we all know that the data is being used to make money.

But what if there was an ulterior motive to Big Tech’s data collection — something that did not involve improving our experience or making money? What if it was secretly looking to control the world? Well, at least one company was, or at least had put a lot of thought into it.

According to a short film uncovered by The Verge called “The Selfish Ledger,” Google had been thinking about using “total data collection” and social engineering to modify the behavior of entire populations. The nine-minute video examines the possibilities of using Big Data to guide users into conforming to a predetermined agenda. While the video does take a “for the common good” slant by using thought control techniques to solve problems like poverty and global warming, the mere fact that the video is seriously discussing behavior modification on a massive global scale is scary.

https://www.techspot.com/news/74685-selfish-ledger-google-dystopian-vision-populace-control-through.html

 

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You post reinforces the importance of being your own person and thinking for yourself.

 

However, sadly the majority of humans welcome the prospect of letting machines/computers make decisions and perform actions for them. Just look at the modern cars.

 

The future is looking sadder and sadder.

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