Sunday, December 19, 2021

Tech Policy Press: The Ghost of Surveillance Capitalism Future

My short article in Tech Policy Press focuses on The Ghost of Surveillance Capitalism Future, AKA, The Ghost of Social Media Future. 

Concerned about what Facebook and other platforms know about you and use to manipulate you now? The "mind-reading" power of "biometric psychography" will make that look like the good old days. 

Now is the time for policy planners to look to the future – not just to next year, but the next decade. Whatever direction we choose, the underlying question is “whom does the technology serve?” These global networks are far too universal, and their future potential far too powerful, to leave this to laissez-faire markets with business models that primarily exploit users.

Plus two additional references that add to the vision of abuses: