Thursday, September 6, 2012

Censorship by Algorithm, What are Google and Facebook doing to your world view?

Here is a great talk on TED that I thought so important
and so impact-ful that I feel everyone should see it.
You decide for yourself what is important
or would you rather have the internet providers do it automatically for you?

I think that, is robbing us of who we may want to be.

Sure it is probably mathmatically accurate to the 100th decimal but...

How is a computer program or internet algorithm going to decide for me
when I am ready for that step of personal evolution?

Automaticity is often not the most beneficial way,
in fact I think it can be harmful to us if left unchecked.

Think of this.
How would you feel if there was a proposal
to have all the clicks you made on the internet
and all the posts you made to Facebook,
even the rants on your blog,
plugged in to an algorithm

that made your voting decisions for you?

It could be done, right now, with technology we have.
But wouldn't this make your opinions redundant?
Do you really want those whimsical momentary impulse decisions
and cute cat videos to be running your life?

We all want our opinions to be valuable
and I think this young man in this video makes some very good points.

Thanks again to the speaker and to TED for making this content available.
My Point is, Think for Yourself. Because now there are computers doing it for you.


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