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Just came across this laughable garbage:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/17/tech-climate-change-luddites-data

"Big tech claims AI and digitization will bring a better future. But putting computers everywhere is bad for people and the planet"

"Our built environment is becoming one big computer. “Smartness” is coming to saturate our stores, workplaces, homes, cities. As we go about our daily lives, data is made, stored, analyzed and used to make algorithmic inferences about us that in turn structure our experience of the world. "

So your fridge, should you have one that does this, knows you are consuming a lot of pork say, and directs you to a variety of pork suppliers.

Is this 'structuring your experience of the world'?

Or is it so mundane it no more structures it than an advert for Pepsi on a bill board?


He then goes on to make some even more ridiculous claims about IT:

"A growing chorus of activists, journalists and scholars are calling attention to the dangers of digital enclosure. Employers are using algorithmic tools to surveil and control workers. Cops are using algorithmic tools to surveil and control communities of color."


Is there a growing backlash in certain parts of society against IT, or is this a desperate journalist looking for a story where there isnt one?

modified 18-Sep-19 9:19am.

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