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[liberationtech] Shoshanna Zuboff: Dark Google

Peter Lindener lindener.peter at gmail.com
Fri May 2 14:19:44 PDT 2014


Oh my god the sky must be falling!.....
Then I gather if some how we all manage to work together....we might mange
to hold it up!...

    As for my credentials.. you ask...well I did study with Chicken
Little...    clearly one of the greatest minds of his time!

   _peter


On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 9:07 AM, Michael Allan <mike at zelea.com> wrote:

> Shoshana Zuboff begins:
> > We witness the rise of a new absolute power. Google transfers its
> > radical politics from cyberspace to reality. It will earn its money
> > by knowing, manipulating, controlling the reality and cutting it
> > into the tiniest pieces.
>
> The exaggerated claim of "absolute power" sets a tone of hysteria,
> making it hard to take the author seriously.
>
> > Recall those fabled frogs happy in the magic pond. Playful.
> > Distracted. The water temperature slowly rises, but the frogs don’t
> > notice. By the time it reaches the boiling point, it’s too late ...
>
> With this, I lose all confidence in the author.  If Google is doing
> anything wrong, then (speaking for myself) I'll await a more sober
> report of it.
>
> carlo von lynX defends:
> > What does it mean, when a conservative mainstream media newspaper
> > sends such a dramatic message? You better should get started
> > thinking about it, if you haven't already. FAZ does not play on
> > alarmism, it sells newspapers for decades and doesn't need to go
> > cheap.
>
> At best, it means they goofed.  Even an invasion from Mars wouldn't
> warrant such an hysterical intro.  (Sorry to disagree.)
>
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