TOM SLEE ~ WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE

~ TSE-AWONBTUTITMCWSP-FRWE ~ The Sharing Economy – A Wave Of New Businesses That Use The Internet To Match Customers With Service Providers – For Real-World Exchanges

~ TSEPTHPPITMCOTLBB-‘ME’~ The Sharing Economy Promises To Help Previously Powerless Individuals Take More Control Of Their Lives By Becoming – “Micro-Entrepreneurs”

~ W-TWTP-U-SDAADIH-TSEIEAHADFMIPPAOOL ~ Well – That Was The Promise – Unfortunately – Something Different And Altogether Darker Is Happening – The Sharing Economy Is Extending A Harsh And Deregulated Free Market Into Previously Protected Areas Of Our Lives

~ TLCANCJT ~ The Leading Companies Are Now Corporate Juggernauts Themselves

~ MSEC-AMBM-FTIAE-AGJFTSEAM-BCRAMPFOLPWFTWAWITSE ~ Many Sharing Economy Companies – Are Making Big Money – For Their Investors And Executives – And Good Jobs For Their Software Engineers And Marketers – By Creating Riskier And More Precarious Forms Of Low-Paid Work For Those Who Actually Work In The Sharing Economy

~ CC ~ Collaborative Consumption

~ TME ~ The Mesh Economy

~ PTPP ~ Peer-To-Peer Platform

~ TGE ~ The Gig Economy

~ CS ~ Concierge Services

~ TODE ~ ~ The On-Demand Economy

~ REACAATOUG-THSBTTOVCF ~ Running Errands And Cleaning Are Among The Other Unglamorous Jobs – That Have Suddenly Become The Target Of Venture Capital Funding

~ TIINSCABWTPASWLTB ~ The Internet Is Not So Complete A Break With The Past As Some Would Like To Believe

~ CICOCONCFOS ~ Commercial Incentives Can Often Crowd Out Non-Commercial Forms Of Sharing

~ TSE-WBSBOBAC-B-ABOBAC-A-OBAW ~ The Sharing Economy – Will Be Shaped By Our Behavior As Consumers – But – Also By Our Behavior As Citizens – And – Our Behavior As Workers

~ NTCPAIPIBABF-B-TDNPASTSCSP-O-TRLSOSC ~ New Technologies Can Play An Important Part In Building A Better Future – But – They Do Not Provide A Shortcut To Solving Complex Social Problems – Or – To Resolving Longstanding Sources Of Social Conflict

~ ITSEP-WDBIEAS-WTBSU-TNTDTHOIC-A-LSL-FTIOFWHBEISFY ~ If The Sharing Economy Proponents – Who Do Believe In Equality And Sustainability – Want To Build Something Useful – They Need To Drop The Hubris Of Internet Culture – And – Learn Some Lessons – From Those In Other Fields Who Have Been Engaged In Sharing For Years

~ JATANSTSCSP-STINSBITCTWOTSE-ASPITWRIFWII ~ Just As There Are No Shortcuts To Solving Complex Social Problems – So There Is No Simple Big Idea To Countering The Worst Of The Sharing Economy – A Starting Point Is That We Recognize It For What It Is

~ SPLAPC? ~ Shouldn’t Public Libraries And Parks Count?

~ TSEIAEASNOTFBBLAOVC ~ The Sharing Economy Is Almost Entirely A Small Number Of Technology Firms Backed By Large Amounts Of Venture Capital

~ TSE-IAM-F-D ~ The Sharing Economy – Is A Movement – For – Deregulation

~ MFI-A-IVCF-ASAOTCRMBDCGATW ~ Major Financial Institutions – And – Influential Venture Capital Funds – Are Seizing An Opportunity To Challenge Rules Made By Democratic City Governments Around The World

~ ATLO-CAAPP-FPFG ~ Appropriating The Language Of – Collective Action And Progressive Politics – For Private Financial Gain

~ ITT ~ Inspirational Technology Tales

~ WCT-AAWALOMBI-WOITOTAWIIWABS ~ When Coupled To – An Agenda With A Lot Of Money Behind It – We Owe It To Ourselves To Ask What It Is We Are Being Sold

~ PBND ~ Platitudes But No Data

~ M-LACSI-CTOMATDADA ~ Meanwhile – Less Ambitious Car-Sharing Initiatives – Continue To Operate Much As They Did A Decade Ago

~ LIBACC ~ Low Income Became A Consistent Complaint

~ TRFM ~ The Required Founding Myth

~ ARSHBU-TUHBAMOFITWOSD ~ As Rating Systems Have Become Ubiquitous – Their Usefulness Has Become A Matter Of Faith In The World Of Software Development

~ TSE-IATCEOAPF-’AR’-IWRPCAR-B-RASA ~ The Sharing Economy – Is At The Cutting Edge Of A Push For – “Algorithmic Regulation” – In Which – Rules Protecting Consumers Are Replaced – By – Ratings And Software Algorithms

~ TPORSIAM ~ The Promise Of Reputation Systems Is A Mirage

~ MRETSTTTCCSFT-AAPPICOF-KHFP-TBOTCAIGC-RWNSTP ~ Most Regulations Exist To Screen Those Things That Customers Cannot See For Themselves – Accommodations Are Properly Protected In Case Of Fire – Kitchen Handles Food Properly – The Breaks Of The Car Are In Good Condition – Ratings Will Never Solve These Problems

~ RSAATWTTDWEFOT-AFOT-SECHIETDWTF ~ Reputation Systems Are Also The Wrong Tool To Deal With Extreme Failures Of Trust – Assault, Fraud, Or Theft – Sharing Economy Companies Have Proved Ill-Equipped To Deal With These Failures

~ RSAETV-PTPR-TTSEV ~ Reputation Systems Are Eroding The Very – Person-To-Person Relationships – That The Sharing Economy Supposedly Values

~ RIEOITTAIAFFTTOCOR ~ Reputation Is Effective Only If The Testimonies Are Impartial And Free From The Taint Of Collusion Or Retaliation

~ TORAAAIADPTT ~ Thinking Of Reputation As An Asset Is A Dangerous Path To Take

~ IYCBAST-TTLTATDBTAO ~ If You Can Buy And Sell Testimonies – Those Testimonies Lose Their Ability To Discriminate Between Trustworthiness And Opportunism

~ ‘PAC’ ~ “People As Companies”

~ ‘ME’ ~ “Micro-Entrepreneurs”

~ PTTGRTTER-HR-TTSHR ~ People Tend To Grade Relative To The Existing Rating – Highly Rated – Tend To Stay Highly Rated

~ RSANSFR-TAASFACMS-AABOAT ~ Reputation Systems Are Not Substitutes For Regulation – They Are A Substitute For A Company Management Structure – And A Bad One At That

~ PFTRTCC ~ Persistent Failure To Respond To Customer Complaints

~ RSATUIASOS ~ Reputation Systems Are Turning Us Into A Society Of Snitches

~ INOWAWMMITWIMO ~ It’s Not Obvious Where Artists Will Make Money If Their Work Is Made Open

~ OD-M-’ETE’ ~ Open Data – May – “Empower The Empowered”

~ PSI ~ Public Sector Information

~ WRMM ~ Weather Risk Management Market

~ ITGOTM-I-TPE-IWNFMEO-EIS-L-A-SPOD-O-WIAPVPR-WSBP-BTWTDKARTMMUOI ~ If The Goal Of The Movement Is – To Promote Equality – It Will Need Far More Emphasis On – Experimentation In Standards – Licensing – And – Selective Provision Of Data – Otherwise – What Is A Potentially Valuable Public Resource – Will Simply Be Plundered – By Those With The Digital Skills And Resources To Make Most Use Of It

~ SVIDCTTITSACGT ~ Silicon Valley Is Deeply Committed To The Idea That Sharing And Commerce Go Together

~ CO ~ Crowding Out

~ SECITWTMCOSE ~ Sharing Economy Companies Ignore The Ways That Money Crowds Out Social Exchange

~ TINIATWTTSEWE ~ There Is Nothing Inevitable About The Way That The Sharing Economy Will Evolve

~ A-IAWSCGP-WODN-O-WTOOAPOCSIAASOP-O-WTCACOCPAAFTBOO ~ Alienation – It Appears When Some Contributors Get Paid – While Others Do Not – Or – When The Owner Of A Privately Owned Common Sees It As A Source Of Profit – Or – When The Creativity And Commitments Of Cultural Producers Are Appropriated For The Benefit Of Others

~ ECS-WTACFST-TSOFP-AMOTU ~ Early Collaborative Sites – Were Treated As Commons For Some Time – Then Sold Off For Profit – Alienating Many Of Their Users

~ MIWTTCNPTWTATS ~ New Institutions Will Try To Create New Problems To Which They Are The Solution

~ TOTCIACW-TIOTTOTC-AI-WTWTTC ~ Trading On The Commons Is A Contradiction When – The Interests Of Those Trading On The Commons – Are Incompatible – With Those Who Tend The Commons

~ WSAA-ATC-PTPC-S-A-S-HBTPOB ~ What Started As An – Appeal To Community – Person-To-Person Connections – Sustainability – And – Sharing – Has Become The Playground Of Billionaires

~ STOCMD ~ Selective Truths Of Company Marketing Departments

~ HPAWCL ~ High-Profile And Well-Connected Lobbyists

~ WICFIALM-ITWPTATTCPAH-B-SRISM-WMGS ~ What Is Called For Is A Little Modesty – If Technologists Were Prepared To Accept That Technology Can Play A Helpful – But – Secondary Role In Social Movements – We Might Get Somewhere

CHRISTOPHER STEINER ~ AUTOMATE THIS

~ BLU-ACAWDST-AWPMAMOOWUTCOAWCLTOW-OWIPTS ~ But Left Unsupervised – Algorithms Can And Will Do Strange Things – As We Put More And More Of Our World Under The Control Of Algorithms We Can Lose Track Of Who – Or What – Is Pulling The Strings

~ JWOBOCFSANBSABFPOCC ~ Jobs We Once Blamed Other Countries For Stealing Are Now Being Snatched Away By Faceless Piles Of Computer Code

~ ITSM-HHLBRTIO-TAOTMN ~ In Today’s Stock Market – Humans Have Largely Been Reduced To Interested Observers – The Algorithms Own The Market Now

~ NSTAWSFTTB ~ News Services That Are Written Specifically For The Trading Bots

~ TINWTUTIOGATFCTTNH-TSAWSCBWIF ~ There Is No Way To Understand The Implications Of Giving Algorithms The Full Control That They Now Have – The Speed At Which Something Can Go Wrong Is Frightening

~ SADTOYASPVRR-AOTCCHI-ITCWOT ~ Some Algorithms Developed Thousands Of Years Ago Still Play Very Real Roles – Albeit Ones Their Creators Couldn’t Have Imagined – In The Computerized World Of Today

~ AOWWWKTEFTNTBEOM ~ Algorithms Only Work When We Know The Exact Factors That Need To Be Examined Or Manipulated

~ TWP-PANITATTITN-A-SIOTFTM ~ To Work Properly – Predictive Algorithms Need Instructions That Allow Them To Ignore The Noise – And – Zero In On The Factors That Mater

~ TWI-A-I-W-NSFC-P0TCTW-TJHABCOTROA ~ Those Who Imagine – Art – Innovations – Words – Novel Strategies For Companies – Products That Change The World – Their Jobs Have Always Been Considered Outside The Reach Of Algorithms

~ SPATTCROBWCTT-TNITACI-TABCC-WNL-H-TTADA ~ Smart People Assume That This Creeping Revolution Of Bot Workers Can’t Touch Them – The Notion Is That Algorithms Can’t Innovate – That A Bot Can’t Create – We’re Now Learning – However – That These Are Dangerous Assumptions

~ ACBTTETQAOOOC ~ Algorithms Can Be Taught To Evaluate The Quality And Originality Of Others’ Creations

~ AWPDAABAA? ~ At What Point Does An Algorithm Become An Artist?

~ TVOAIAITS-AAUTSMAMIOD-DMILT-IKA-RL ~ The Value Of Algorithms Is All In Their Speed – Algorithms Allow Us To Squeeze More And More Into Our Days – Doing More In Less Time – Is Known As – Removing Latency

~ M-S-T-HAGT-FBOW ~ Money – Speed – Technology – Have Always Gone Together – For Better Or Worse

~ THABITHOAPF-SOPTWMTGF-H-ATPWDT ~ Technology Has Always Been In The Hands Of A Privileged Few – Some Of Those Who Make The Greatest Fortunes – However – Are The People Who Democratize Technology

~ GTS ~ Gaming The System

~ AWCTIPASATWHAAWRIH ~ Algorithms Will Continue To Invade Professions And Skill Areas That We Have Always Assumed Will Remain Inherently Human

~ TPMBHEWNBTTGR ~ The Predictions Made By Human Experts Were No Better Than Those Generated Randomly

~ TACT ~ Technical Automated Compatibility Testing

~ PDB ~ Paging Dr. Bot

~ WMSTBRUOIF-TTITIABSBA-ATRCAYTC ~ While Medicine Seems To Be Rather Unhackable On Its Face – The Truth Is That It’s Already Been Shaken By Algorithms – And The Real Changes Are Yet To Come

~ IASBGNOH-CAAITNOWDAAP ~ In A Small But Growing Number Of Hospitals – Consulting An Algorithm Is Task Number One When Diagnosing Any Admitted Patients

~ TJFPRSTAPMACE ~ The Jobs For People Reading Scans, Tests, And Patient Metadata Are Certainly Endangered

~ T-C-A-A-TGSED ~ They’re – Cheap – Accurate – And – They Get Smarter Every Day

~ AOU-WOBATE-CB-C-T-A-CLAAIAZ ~ All Of Us – When Observed By A True Expert – Can Be – Categorized – Tagged – And – Catalogued Like An Animal In A Zoo

~ PCPRC-EHWAPIETLTAAS ~ People’s Core Personalities Rarely Change – Exceptions Happen When A Person Is Exposed To Long-Term Abuse And Stress

~ AWGO-OVMGVAD-BTWIWWS-TSWLTOS-RTS-TSGAACATHAOUPLAAUP ~ As We Get Older – Our Vocabulary May Grow Varied And Dense – But The Way In Which We Speak – The Structures We Lend To Our Sentences – Remains The Same – Those Structures Give Away Amazing Clues As To How Any Of Us Process Logic And Act Under Pressure

~ HTSRAAUITMIEK ~ How The Speech Recognition Algorithms Are Used In The Markets Isn’t Exactly Known

~ TPFBI-B-S-AE-P(TR)-ICH ~ The Potential For Bots In – Business – Service – And Even – Politics (Think Robocalls) – Is Clearly Huge

~ WLCPTTFTOTFH-WBCSM-S-LC-A-HC? ~ Why Leave Customers Prone To The Fickle Treatment Of Their Fellow Humans – When Bots Can Secure More – Satisfaction – Lower Costs – And – Happier Customers?

~ AOT-CEAC-D-G-S-S-A-E ~ All Of This – Click, Eyeball And Cursor – Data – Gets – Strained – Sifted – And – Examined

~ HWSIWSWOITPO-TIRCTSP-TBI-H-OATSTBCTTOTI-TSATWCSAE ~ How We Speak Indicates What Spot We Occupy In The Pecking Order – The Influencers Rarely Change Their Speech Patterns – Those Being Influenced – However – Often Alter Their Speech To Be Closer To That Of The Influencer – The Same Applies To Written Communication Such As E-Mail

~ WBOI-OLT ~ Words Betray One’s Influence – Or Lack Thereof

~ BATIPOTDAOAWSCLTNAI-P-M-S-M-TTMMTBM-FTNTH ~ Being Able To Identify Pecking-Order Top Dogs Automatically On A Wide Scale Could Led To New Approaches In – Politics – Management – Sales – Marketing – There’s Too Much Money To Be Made – For This Not To Happen

~ HE-WLTAAOTTTTDOUSREY-CBAEIAWTD ~ Human Error – Which Leads To Almost All Of The Thirty-Three Thousand Deaths On U.S. Roads Every Year – Could Be Almost Eliminated If Algorithms Were The Drivers

~ LAASAATAAI-TADNRHIOTPTICMPL ~ Lawyers Are As Susceptible As Anybody To An Algorithm Invasion – The Algorithm Does Not Require Health Insurance Or The Promise That It Could Make Partner Later

SIMON HEAD ~ MINDLESS ~ 2014

~ SMAMDH ~ Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans

~ CBS ~ Computer Business Systems

~ ES ~ Enterprise Systems

~ BPR ~ Business Process Reengineering

~ ERP ~ Enterprise Resource Planning

~ BS ~ Balanced Scorecard

~ ‘DW’ ~ “Data Warehouses”

~ ‘DM’ ~ “Data Marts”

~ CP ~ Corporate Panoptics

~ TOOMANLFABH-BTER ~ The Objects Of Management Are No Longer Flesh-And-Blood Humans – But Their Electronic Representations

~ WHB-TNCWCSAT-TRUODS ~ We Have Become – The Numbers, Coded Words, Cones, Squares, And Triangles – That Represent Us On Digital Screens

~ KPI-TINLTTN-TMCATAP ~ Key Performance Indicators – There Is No Limit To The Number – That Management Can Attach To A Process

~ TRSOTEOE-I-TCDON ~ The Reverse Side Of The Empowerment Of Experts – Is The Complete Disempowerment Of Nonexperts

~ TLOGW-C-A-T-TMASUTMOG-AAUT-MATTWOESTG ~ The Labeling Of Goods With – Chips – And – Tags – To Monitor And Speed Up The Movement Of Goods – Are Also Used To – Monitor And Time The Work Of Employees Shifting The Goods

~ MIS ~ Management Information Systems

~ RAE ~ Research Assessment Exercise

~ EL ~ Emotional Labor

~ SABRE ~ Semi-Automatic Business Research Environment

~ AEASE ~ Abstracted Electronic And Statistical Entities

~ ATSRAC-IF-HHOIT-SEOTTME-WWIBITS ~ All The Systems Rules And Commands – In Fact – Have Human Origins In The – Superior Expertise Of The Technical, Managerial Elite – Whose Wisdom Is Baked Into The System

HAL NIEDZVIECKI ~ TREES ON MARS

~ OOWTF ~ Our Obsession With The Future

~ CT ~ Chasing Tomorrow

~ LM-LSHWST ~ Language Matters – Language Shapes How We See Things

~ TFNISOML-AOMLSHWTTSLAFIPS ~ The Future-Now Ideology Shapes Our Mental Landscape – And Our Mental Landscape Shapes How We Think Things Should Look And Feel In Physical Space

~ CAPTHTOSATVN ~ Companies Actually Pay To Have Their Offices Stripped Away To Virtually Nothing

~ GTTFBTFGTY ~ Get To The Future Before The Future Gets To You

~ TOOSAD-B-TDSTDA ~ The Odds Of Success Are Daunting – But – This Doesn’t Seem To Deter Anyone

~ TF ~ Teaching Future

~ CFDSITNNA ~ Crusty Fuddy-Duddies Stuck In Time Need Not Apply

~ STEM ~ Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

~ TMIS-TPIAWL0BTFITOTTM ~ The Message Isn’t Subtle – The Past Is A Wasteful Luxury – Building The Future Is The Only Thing That Matters

~ WALTHAPWCFOWCNABIBAED ~ We Are Looking To Hire A Person Who Can Figure Out What’s Coming Next And Build It Before Anyone Else Does

~ TIOPFI(NS)SBSTRITI ~ The Ideology Of Permanent Future Is (Not So) Slowly But Surely Taking Root In The Institution

~ AWTT ~ Again With The Tricorder

~ DH ~ Data Harvest

~ OTFAEII ~ Owning The Future And Everyone In It

~ CRIME ~ Consolidated Records Intelligence Mining Environment

~ ATMWDBPIPITIVECBUAATTFEP ~ Among The Many Ways Data-Based Prediction Is Problematic Is That It Very Easily Can Be Used As A Tool To Further Entrench Prejudices

~ TAAINOCWBPITHCODATTBCOWIC ~ There Are An Increasing Number Of Companies Whose Business Plan Is To Harvest Cast-Off Data And Turn That Bumper Crop Of Weeds Into Cash

~ BDUAETH-IIEATETF ~ Big Data Underpins Almost Everything That Happens – It Is Emerging As The Essential Technological Framework

~ BD-“ANCOEA” ~ Big Data – “A New Class Of Economic Asset”

~ KWIGTHIFMETRTEATF-ASCWIGTHIMEOA ~ Knowing What Is Going To Happen Is Far More Efficient Than Responding To Events After The Fact – And Systematically Controlling What Is Going To Happen Is Most Efficient Of All

~ ALOPACANMALOMOOOD-BWANMAC ~ A Lot Of People And Corporations Are Now Making A Lot Of Money Off Of Our Data – But We Are Not Making A Cent

~ EIYWTOOOBD-IWBI ~ Even If You Wanted To Opt Out Of Big Data – It Would Be Impossible

~ OMAVTTPOTF ~ Our Minds Are Vulnerable To The Pull Of The Future

~ PII ~ Psychologically Irresistible Ideology

~ WTMBTI ~ When The Magic Became The Information

~ IOGSCTTCAIICFEOATWWLI-WALFTQF ~ Instead Of Generating Social Certainty Through The Collective Actions Inherent In Caring For Each Other And The World We Live In – We Are Looking For The Quick Fix

~ IITPOPAFPHNBG ~ Interest In The Psychology Of Prediction And Future Perception Has Never Been Greater

~ TFITFAM-ITNP-ITNN ~ The Future Isn’t The Future Any More – It’s The Next Present – It’s The New Now

~ WBOIWACBBOTF ~ We’ve Built Our Incredible Wealth And Comfort By Borrowing On The Future

~ TMBAW-WSTO-FUTKDWWAD ~ There Must Be A Way – We Say To Ourselves – For Us To Keep Doing What We’ve Always Done

~ THR ~ The Human Robot

~ HEID ~ Homo Economicus In Decline

~ UATFINE ~ Uncertainty About The Future Is Now Endemic

~ FSAA ~ Future Shock And Awe

~ AF ~ Anxiety Factory

~ TDTP-TFATR-AJWIWASTPO-TRC ~ They Did Their Part – They Followed All The Rules – And Just When It Was All Supposed To Pay Off – The Rules Changed

~ BTI ~ Biology Trumps Ideology

~ OBHDOACLOS-TKTWHTWBPSTWHY ~ Our Brain’s Health Depends On A Certain Level Of Stability – The Knowledge That What Happens Tomorrow Will Be Pretty Similar To What Happened Yesterday

~ IYDSUYWRMOOWBPLYAGTBDN-CYTTR? ~ If You Don’t Sign Up You Will Risk Missing Out On What Beautiful People Like You Are Going To Be Doing Next – Can You Take That Risk?

~ WWA-MAA-MFO-IOFTTAOC-WFNC-BTWWFTEC-WFBLB-WFLO ~ What We Are – Most Anxious About – Most Fearful Of – Is Our Failure To Take Advantage Of Change – We Fear Not Change – But That We Will Fail To Embrace Change – We Fear Being Left Behind – We Fear Losing Out

~ EFTPF ~ Escape From The Permanent Future

~ TPOH ~ The Problem Of Hope

~ TTOMO-AMFTSMOAWWAWLH(F)EA ~ The Trees-On-Mars Option – A Metaphor For The Singular Moment Of Arrival When We All Will Live Happily (For)Ever After

~ AEFATG ~ An Enthusiasm For All Things Gadget

~ TTF-WINDMI-SDFAAIPOTPTW(T)WSA ~ The Techno-Futurists – Whose Ideas Now Dominate Mainstream Ideology – See Destabilizing Fragmentation As An Inevitable Part Of The Perfect Thing We (They) Will Soon Achieve

~ WDWTBITGBSP3DPITS ~ Who Doesn’t Want To Believe In The Great Big Solar-Powered 3-D Printer In The Sky

~ E-WSTETTGHOFIJATC-A-WAATWTB ~ Everyday – We See The Evidence That The Great Hope Of Future Is Just Around The Corner – And – We Are All Too Willing To Believe

~ ETMWMDSTHTFTGOAGF-CWAHPTSSIAP ~ Even The Most Well-Meaning Devices Seeking To Harness Technology For The Goal Of A Greener Future – Comes With A Hidden Price That Someone, Somewhere, Is Already Paying

~ IIRTBTWCIOWOOTCTIHFUI? ~ Is It Rational To Believe That We Can Innovate Our Way Out Of The Corner That Innovation Has Forced Us Into?

~ ASHSWLITSOOC-LFTFPOFLMR?-WSLBSTMSOIA-BNCTFPAMIOBW ~ And So How Should We Live In The Shadow Of Ongoing Collapse – Liberated From The False Promise Of Future’s Last Minute Redemption? – We Should Live By Struggling To Make Sense Of It All – By Never Ceasing To Find Purpose And Meaning In Our Broken World

~ TTSOHWGH ~ Tell The Story Of How We Got Here

~ EWDMM-TU-A-TTAU ~ Everything We Do Makes Meaning – To Us – And – To Those Around Us

~ WCCOWTPOP ~ We Can Carry On Without The Pretense Of Pretending

EVGENY MOROZOV ~ TO SAVE EVERYTHING CLICK HERE

~ TFOTS ~ The Folly Of Technological Solutionism

~ TSSNIHTGTCTSTCFA ~ The System Still Needs Imperfect Humans To Generate The Clicks To Suck The Cash From Advertisers

~ SIIGE-SIMBTP ~ Sometimes Imperfect Is Good Enough – Sometimes, It’s Much Better Than Prefect

~ ACBC-B-SCC ~ Ambivalence Can Be Counterproductive – But – So Can Certitude

~ S ~ Solutionism

~ DOAAADADTD ~ Dreamlands Of Abstraction Are A Dime A Dozen These Days

~ IC-TFCTWALTURT-IWTPTNLH-EIUPC-A-TNT‘FT’RAHAE ~ Internet Centrism – The Firm Conviction That We Are Living Through Unique, Revolutionary Times – In Which The Previous Truths No Longer Hold – Everything Is Undergoing Profound Change – And – The Need To “Fix Things” Runs As High As Ever

~ TD-‘TI’-CMSAA ~ These Days – “The Internet” – Can Mean Just About Anything

~ IODTMOITACAPAR-WHABSTCTL-‘TI’– WTTBASAEDA ~ Instead Of Debating The Merits Of Individual Technologies And Crafting Appropriate Policies And Regulations – We Have All But Surrendered To Catchall Terms Like – “The Internet” – Which Try To Bypass Any Serious And Empirical Debate Altogether

~ HDWRAPW‘TI’IPTDATLAFANATOG? ~ How Did We Reach A Point Where “The Internet” Is Presumed To Develop According To Laws As Firm And Natural As Those Of Gravity?

~ IDHATTPOWAIOI ~ Ideologies Do Have A Tendency To Present Other Worldviews As Irrelevant Or Impossible

~ H&C ~ Hype And Consequences

~ AIDIAPTAWRD ~ An Inefficient Democracy Is Always Preferable To A Well-Run Dictatorship

~ WSTDOSVIVDUFCABVTAM? ~ Why Should The Defense Of Some Vague Internet Values Distract Us From Caring About Balancing Values That Actually Matter?

~ TPOIR ~ The Perils Of Information Reductionism

~ IOEATIPONTTPOAT-WMHLSOTDPNOTUTWTTAP ~ In Our Excitement About The Immense Potential Of New Technologies To Promote Openness And Transparency – We May Have Lost Sight Of The Deeply Political Nature Of The Uses To Which These Technologies Are Put

~ BDSAHTTWBUF‘G’POINLE ~ Building Data Sets And Hoping That They Will Be Used For “Good” Purposes Only Is No Longer Enough

~ WMNFOWTNAODTAUTDWFEWIWD ~ We Must Not Fixate On What This New Arsenal Of Digital Technologies Allows Us To Do Without First Enquiring What Is Worth Doing

~ IC-HTDPTRODARIAUOAPSBVOTAW-‘TI’ ~ Internet-Centrism – Has The Disturbing Power To Recast Old, Discarded, And Retrograde Ideas As Unique, Original, And Progressive Sheerly By Virtue Of Their Association With – “The Internet”

~ DITAS ~ Drowning In The Algorithmic Sea

~ TMIWMYF ~ The Meme Industry Will Make You Famous

~ ‘DWTG’-STG ~ “Down With The Gatekeepers” – Say The Gatekeepers

~ TROUC ~ The Rise Of Uncritical Critics

~ PIIAGPTPF ‘BD’–‘PP’ ~ Policing Is In A Good Position To Profit From “Big Data” – “Predicative Policing”

~ TPPPA:TPOAQRLOT ~ The Perennial Problem Of Algorithms: Their Presumed Objectivity And Quite Real Lack Of Transparency

~ SCP ~ Situational Crime Prevention

~ ASSTTBIAIIVBS ~ Advanced Security Systems Tend To Become Institutionalized And Integrated Into Vast Bureaucratic Systems

~ AITAORPIML ~ Abundance In The Absence Of Robust Political Institutions Means Little

~ TWNAND‘TI’ ~ Technology Wants Nothing And Neither Does “The Internet”

~ D-RD-OREATPLATTDIS ~ Datasexuals – Relentlessly Digital – Obsessively Record Everything About Their Personal Lives And Think That Data Is Sexy

~ AAQAQOAAS-A-SIABA-EWCIOAPADIFOSMAM ~ Attempts At Quantification Are Quite Often Attempts At Simplification – And – Simplification Is Anything But Apolitical – Especially When Competing Interpretations Of A Problem Are Discarded In Favor Of Something Measurable And Manageable

~ WFAMOW ~ When Facts Are Made Of Water

~ IMB-AMIP-LIR ~ It Might Be – As More Is Preserved – Less Is Remembered

~ TTITHCBFATHALRINGTGUVF ~ Trying To Improve The Human Condition By First Assuming That Humans Are Like Robots Is Not Going To Get Us Very Far

~ BEETDGOE ~ But Even Established Truths Do Get Overturned Eventually

~ OTRSDCSTIIL ~ Only Through Radical Self-Doubt Can Solutionism Transcend Its Inherent Limitations

~ MITVAIGOTOCALID ~ Most Internet Theorists Venerate An Imaginary God Of Their Own Creation And Live In Denial

~ TINTE-OEITRARPSWRW ~ Technology Is Not The Enemy – Our Enemy Is The Romantic And Revolutionary Problem Solver Who Resides Within

NICHOLAS CARR ~ THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE ~ THE SHALLOWS

TTOTM-HAIMB-DBWFTI-FEIC ~ The Technology Of The Medium – However Astonishing It May Be – Disappears Behind Whatever Flows Through It – Facts, Entertainment, Instruction, Conversation

~ ITLRAMCMLTTMIIIHWTAA-APMMWWSAHWSI-AE-IWUIE-ICWWA-AIAAAS ~ In The Long Run A Medium’s Content Matters Less Than The Medium Itself In Influencing How We Think And Act – A Popular Medium Molds What We See And How We See It – And Eventually – If We Use It Enough – It Changes Who We Are – As Individuals And As A Society

~ MWTM-OTM-OTNSI ~ Media Work Their Magic – Or Their Mischief – On The Nervous System Itself

~ OFOAMCCBUTTDE-WTBBDODBTPTNWGOIOH ~ Our Focus On A Medium’s Content Can Blind Us To These Deep Effects – We’re Too Busy Being Dazzled Or Disturbed By The Programming To Notice What’s Going On Inside Our Heads

~ ITE-WCTPTTTIDM-IHWUITM-WTO-CIIH-WIC-TTIJAT ~ In The End – We Come To Pretend That The Technology Itself Doesn’t Matter – It’s How We Use It That Matters – We Tell Ourselves – Comforting In Its Hubris – We’re In Control – The Technology Is Just A Tool

~ TBAR-BTCAAP ~ The Boons Are Real – But They Come At A Price

~ IWTTIBTWABITPATOTFMTACOM ~ It Was Then That I Began To Worry About My Inability To Pay Attention To One Thing For More Than A Couple Of Minutes

~ VAOONC-WTII-FSMTLPOR-ASTC-TPDAWGO-BDGSITW-BINGA ~ Virtually All Of Our Neural Circuits – Whether They’re Involved In – Feeling, Seeing, Hearing, Moving, Thinking, Learning, Perceiving, Or Remembering – Are Subject To Change – The Plasticity Diminishes As We Get Older – Brains Do Get Stuck In Their Ways – But It Never Goes Away

~ ONAABOCAFNO-ABNCAABC ~ Our Neurons Are Always Breaking Old Connections And Forming New Ones – And Brand-New Cells Are Always Being Created

~ ISLTTTFWAC-AMT-CAIADOLWWWGOIMH-BIWW ~ It Seemed Ludicrous To Think That Fiddling With A Computer – A Mere Tool – Could Alter In Any Deep Or Lasting Way What Was Going On Inside My Head – But I Was Wrong

LORI ANDREWS ~ SOCIAL NETWORK CONSTITUTION ~ I KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND I SAW WHAT YOU DID

~ TRTC ~ The Right To Connect

~ TRTFSAFOE ~ The Right To Free Speech And Freedom Of Expression

~ TRTPOPAI ~ The Right To Privacy Of Place And Information

~ TRTPOTEAS ~ The Right To Privacy Of Thoughts, Emotions And Sentiments

~ TRTCOI ~ The Right To Control One’s Image

~ TRTAFT~ The Right To A Fair Trial

~ TRTAUJ ~ The Right To An Untainted Jury

~ TRTDPOLATRTN ~ The Right To Due Process Of Law And The Right To Notice

~ FOA ~ Freedom Of Association

~ TRTC-NSGMEOTIOCTATSOC ~ The Right To Connect – Nor Shall A Government Monitor Exchanges Over The Internet Or Code Them As To Sources Or Content

~ TRTFSAFOE-ALATSDNISIHNDAPI ~ The Right To Free Speech And Freedom Of Expression – As Long As The Speech Does Not Incite Serious, Imminent Harm Nor Defame A Private Individual

~ TRTPOPAI-IOSNPARAADDT ~ The Right To Privacy Of Place And Information – In One’s Social Networking Profiles, Accounts, Related Activities, And Data Derived Therefrom

~ TRTPOTEAS ~ The Right To Privacy Of Thoughts, Emotions And Sentiments

~ TRTCOI-ITICBDA ~ The Right To Control One’s Image – Including The Image Created By Data Aggregation

~ TRTAFT-EFSNMOBCFIIACTITIPCAAWHBI ~ The Right To A Fair Trial – Evidence From Social Networks May Only Be Collected For Introduction In A Criminal Trial If There Is Probable Cause And A Warrant Has Been Issued

~TAFT-JSDCBOTEPICANIOIAFSNSQOOS ~ The Right To An Untainted Jury – Jurors Shall Decide Cases Based On The Evidence Presented In Court And Not Information Or Inferences Acquired From Social Networks, Search Queries, Or Other Sources

~ TRTDPOLATRTN-ATATCCADOOOI-NISBCOAWANACOTI-TNSIAEOTSUAPFTCAAOTI ~ The Right To Due Process Of Law And The Right To Notice – And The Ability To Control, Correct, And Delete One’s Own Online Information – No Information Shall Be Collected Or Analyzed Without Advance Notification And Consent Of The Individual – That Notification Shall Include An Explanation Of The Specific Use And Purpose For The Collection And Analysis Of That Information

~ FFD-BO-NAOP-NSAIBDABOGDARTOCOTI-UTSNAPDEOACOT ~ Freedom From Discrimination – Based On – Network Activities Or Profiles – Nor Shall An Individual Be Discriminated Against Based On Group Data Aggregation Rather Than On Characteristics Of That Particular Individual – Unless The Social Network Activities Provide Direct Evidence Of A Crime Or Tort

~ FOA-PSHFOAOSNATRTKTAP ~ Freedom Of Association – People Shall Have Freedom Of Association On Social Networks And The Right To Keep Their Associations Private