“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” ― George Orwell, 1984
‘Fear’ best sums up today’s top picks. It arises from three different perspectives.
The first pick is a piece from the Washington Post which looks at individual’s fears around big data, or more accurately, erosion of privacy. Vivek Wadwa makes a case aligned with Orwell’s quote above, he states: “My concern is about how we will one day use all the data we are gathering—and the skeletons it will uncover.”
Wired reports on concerns of businesses around the growth of Google. It has been reported the chief executive of Axel Springer, Europe’s biggest newspaper publisher by circulation has stated “We are afraid of Google. I must say this so clearly and honestly since scarcely one of my colleagues dares to do this publicly. And as the biggest of the small fry, we must perhaps be the first to speak plainly in this debate.”. I wonder how many more will speak out in the coming months.
Finally, Screen Crush provides an interesting view from mainstream media and Hollywood around technology and predictions of it’s impact on society. The article provides a fascinating summary of Hollywood’s dystopian view of our future . From Hal in 2001: A Space Oddysey to the Terminator, it is fair to say, humans rarely come out on top. *Switching iPhone off right now*
Best of the rest
SocialTimes: How TV and Social Media Audiences Intersect
ReadWrite: The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes
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