And despite this, I am still debating whether wife's request for shark IQ with camera is a good addition to our household ( incidentally, does anyone know if it can be hacked, or at least its feed can be accessed? ).
I don't know. Maybe we just never really learn and are doomed to repeat mistakes of the past.
It is kinda like now we seem to inevitably move towards new world war. People already forgot the pain. All the writing about WW2 does little to stop the crawl.
I can definitely see your point though.
Today I just feel, dunno, defeated on privacy front
Privacy, well I guess it's up to you in that if others are willing to sell themselves you can't stop them but there's a lot to be gained by blocking ads/JS/cookies in your browser and not having a smart phone. Although as ever there's a cost to doing that, one I'm ok with but others aren't. Good luck with whatever you do.
It seems it really depends on how you sell privacy. For example, my wife did not get why I was playing with setting pihole, but she did notice lack of popups on her kindle and liked that.
As for VR, I think I agree that if it could make you feel sensations, maybe could achieve what stories could not (then again, would people pay to smell the air after D-day?). Right now, gaming allows you to feel detached from your decisions.
"We will give every person a location tracker and microphone, and make them pay for it! Then sell data to anyone."
A good example is a authoritarian could take power and decide to reducate any one posting comments not espousing the ideals of the ruler in power.
The data from the past couple years would build you a nice list for your next sessionnof your reeducation camp fun.
This already happens on a horrendous scale in China. Since we're buying pretty much everything from there, will it be long before they gladly sell us mass surveillance infrastructure?
>The data from the past couple years would build you a nice list for your next sessionnof your reeducation camp fun.
Imagine a sinister big data implementation of the ironic punishments in Dante. It's possible should the political will arise. There's already enough contempt for privacy in Western governments, it's not too hard to think of what's on the horizon.
A big "church" with many followers in Hollywood already make you take a detailed personality survey and use the answers to sow doubt within yourself during the following "interview". So yeah, it's probably very easy for someone with more data.
"We want you to experience the full power of Forbes.com, but we need your consent to continue" - ie accept all our surveillance capitalism so our tracking and ads can strip mine your behavioural resources.
CCPA is going to be a thing in the US soon. I wonder what that will look like.
So I just read the article and close or back out, GDPR dialogue untouched.