Surveillance Capitalism workshop
My smart phone listens to my conversations even when it’s not on. My GPS tracks me even when I know where I’m going. My credit cards track all my purchases. The camera in my computer watches me. Maybe the camera in my smart TV watches me too. I go through life sending out little electronic messages revealing everything I say, everywhere I go, everything I buy, and everyone I talk to. Artificial Intelligence claims it can predict my actions and even my thoughts before I have them. It claims it can influence what I do and even how I vote. Is this the world of interconnectedness we dreamed of 25 years ago at the dawn of the internet age? How can we control it instead of it predicting our moves and nudging us?