Sunday, July 28, 2013

How Did 'They' Know?

"The Social Network makes clear what I am talking about now with prompt text in the update status field as does Siri when 'she' sounds like she knows you when she asks for clarification. To some degree of course, she does and the prompt is likely not created  'in a vacuum'. The published phone book of old had a similar flavor.

"Old-boy manipulators want you to believe that what some call friendly technology is a catastrophic invasion of your privacy."

"Are they right? As you can see, of course, not."

"The laptop and smartphone showed the way. One's connection is more personal when it is with you, human or electronic. Seeing faces on screens with which you can converse is the 'next best thing to being there' and one of the larger challenges to the prescribed order that serves the few."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

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