( Four to Five minute read.)
Technology is transferring society and the way it is organised.
The Internet and social media have ended the monopoly of information previously enjoyed by authoritarian governments.
In 2017, over half of humanity will be online – one of the biggest societal shifts in history. Citizens expect their governments, political parties and civic groups to keep up.
The amount of data we produce doubles every year revealing how we think and feel. In another ten years there will be sensors measuring everything and the amount of data will double every 12 hours.
Hope disease will be all that is left.
To day 70% of all financial transactions are performed by Algorithms.
News content is more and more automatically generated.
Half of to days jobs are threatened to disappear.
It is beyond a doubt that the world economy and society will change fundamentally.
Smart artificial intelligence is learning to recognize patterns.
Take the wrong decisions now and we are all Fucked.
To day Algorithms know pretty well what we do and what we think and how we feel with the resulting decisions feeling like they were our own.
We are on the threshold of being remotely controlled.
Individual monitoring will lead to citizen score.
And it won’t stop there.
Mark my words:
Persuasive computing is just around the corner. Data – empowered “Wise Kings” with manipulation technologies used by Google Facebook Twitter Amazon Snapshot and the like will be nudging us and our governments without Democracy to do things in their opinions and not ours.
We already have a world where Hope disease is rampant and by the time technology can win elections it will be too late for a vaccine.
Manipulation will be the rage and undesirable side effects can be expected.
Social polarization is only just beginning destroying social cohesion.
Brexit- Donald Trump.
The question is: Why are we and our elected representatives so blind to this come age.
The reason is because it is happening at a pace of digital slavery. Slowly enough that there is little resistance from the population, who are loosing their freedom and fast enough to be unstoppable.
Its time to sit up and pay attention.
The right of individual self-development can only be exercised by those who have control over their lives. A democracy cannot work unless these rights are respected. If constrained, this undermines our society and the power state.
The current collecting and processing of personal data is certainly not compatible with the application data laws.
Without transparency, legal responsibility and ethical constraints Algorithms for profit are replacing thinking of all citizens. Computer cluster will control our lives.
This is to be avoided at all costs.
But there is little outcry that decisions by powerful algorithms are undermining the basis of ” Collective intelligence” Big Data, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, and behavioral economics are shaping our society for better or worse.
If we do not put in place a New World Organisation that exams all technology to be fit for purpose, to be compatible with society’s core values we will be living in a digital prison, under a digital dictatorship that sooner than later will cause extensive damage.
An automated society with totalitarian features owned by Google and its Tech buddies.
Collective intelligence requires a high degree of diversity.
The current moment confronts us with a paradox.
The unprecedented advance of technologies that facilitate individual empowerment and the overall lack of advance of democracy worldwide?
Many democracies, both long-established ones and newer ones, are experiencing serious institutional debilities and weak public confidence.
The next decade or two may well produce a different overall picture of global democratic change as technology-enabled patterns of political innovation spread to high-density urban environments, making mayors and local councils the spearhead of broader democratic change.
Moreover, new technologies are empowering individuals in many facets of their lives not directly related to politics, for example by giving the poor access to previously unattainable banking services and helping map the property rights of the poorest communities.
These slow-burn socioeconomic forms of empowerment will likely also have significant larger political effects in the years immediately ahead.
Facebook and Twitter exchanges will not automatically create a democracy or an economy.
Ask yourself why with all the technological development of recent years, which seemed to promise all sorts of economic leaps and bounds, has coincided with economic slow growth and rising inequality, especially in the countries most enjoying this technology.
It’s because of Hope Disease.
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