What happens to society when human beings are reduced to data points? What happens when our behavior, our movements, our relationships, and our obsessions are all tracked with near perfect precision? What happens when that information is indexed for the purpose of selling us products and influencing our political viewpoints all under the guise of “building community” and “making information free.”
Well, look around. That’s the world you live in.
Tech monopolies have built trillions of dollars of wealth watching and recording everything that you do in a day, building a database of YOU that’s so nuanced they can predict everything you’ll do next.
Join Ari Andersen, a curious generalist, as he talks to data scientists, Internet pioneers, government officials, and various other people who understand what the heck is happening.
If anything is going to change, first we have to understand what’s going on.