Motherboard is writing about implants that heal, optimize and monitor soldiers, a project by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – another Man Mashine Interface that makes us melt more with technology. But not only with technology, but with the powers that control it. In this case the military, but generally it can be imagined as a power conglomerate of governments, insurance and health companies, big data firms and other big industry actors.
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Intelligent pattern recognition connects images of people and brands with users in the “social web”. Imagine this combined with frictionless sharing of daily life – the Inter-Face between online and offline Identity.
from “All of Your Tumblr Photos Will Now Be Scanned for Branded Content” on motherboard:
Though the system doesn’t necessarily identify individuals in their corporeal form, it can pinpoint the top influencers on a given social network and give their online identities to companies looking to partner with their biggest fans in promotional campaigns. […]
… users are being sold off to the highest bidder, without any kind of tangible return.
Founded in 2007, Tumblr has long been a sanctum for misfit millennials meticulously crafting identities for themselves by posting and sharing images. Surely it was only a matter of time until the site figured out a way to monetize its sizable cultural cachet, but for a platform that prides itself on facilitating self-expression and a degree of anonymity, it’s an unsettling move at the very least.
thanks Matteo for the link
Google presented its new self-driving car in a really smart and sympathetic video, where normal non-geek people express there genuine fascination about the magically driving car.
But i find very convincing the argument of Frank Rieger (speaker of the CCC): Google invests in self-driving cars, so that people have more time to use their apps and click their ads.