The Internet as a planetary town square seems to have taken the powers of control somewhat by surprise. It seems measures are being taken to avert a democratic awakening. This waking up has a momentum, but can this be used against itself? It seems in someone's interest to stop it at any cost.
New algorithms change the way we move through information, searches, recommendations, and definitions subtly move us away from where we thought we were going. With a fear of Socialism so instilled in the capitalist world, we might think, of course a private corporation needn't allow free speech and thought on "their" platforms. Artificial intelligence reads our words and decides if they are to be read, or parked up some blind alley.
We saw how the internet could bring us together, but now the internet sees how it can keep us apart.
Edited by Alder Logs, 11 August 2018 - 10:38 AM.