s us with long… and serve as a scapegoat for our problems, because that’s just how influential and powerful he is. But just as Facebook gave us Trump, it delivered us Obama. Just as Facebook pumped our feeds full of fake news, it also transformed the way real news is distributed, seen, and heard, and contributed to creating a global community that is more informed than its ever been. Just as it gives us bots, it connects us with long lost friends. Mark Zuckerberg is imperfect, like …
I don’t have any solution. And I know it’s too easy to talk about things without bringing any solution. But this is exactly what we need right now: start talking about it. We shouldn’t avoid small problems we know they’re there. We have to fix them before they become into a bloody monster.
I believe that in the not-too-distant future, when we are fully aware of the rules that govern the data economy, we will look back in astonishment at certain practices and models of hyper-segmented advertising, the marketing of personal data or the collection of usage habits for analysis. But of course… I may be wrong.
But it’s not too late to fight back. Unlike when Skynet one day might take over, we actually have all the advantages in the fight of today. We can chose to reject, regulate, and ridicule when AI-branded algorithms turn against our better nature. Progress isn’t a straight line, and there’s a lot of dead ends en route.