Saturday, January 09, 2021

Big Brothers

 They want to wake us in the morning, have their artificial intelligence software guide us through our day, and never quite leave our sides. They aspire to become the repository for precious and private items, our calendar and contacts, our photos and documents. They intend for us to unthinkingly turn to them for information and entertainment, while they build unabridged catalogs of our intentions and aversions. Google Glass and the Apple Watch prefigure the day when these companies implant their artificial intelligence within our own bodies.

- From World Without End: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer

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