- Sep 20, 2018
- Somewhere Purple, Germany
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
- Dec 2007
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Thousands of hidden scores influence your chance to get a job, a loan, insurance or even a date. Social Cooling describes how this increases pressure to conform, and asks how this will change society.
A website that, in simple terms, explains the long-term effects that Big Data and the constant monitoring of social media and the connection of your daily lives into big databases for profit have, and the resulting the real-life consequences for...about almost everything. The sources for some of the points are linked on the site.
People change their personal and social behavior when they are being watched by strangers. We put on masks, some bigger, some smaller.
What happens in a society where this more and more extends to moments when you are being the only actual person in the room?
And ultimately, are we losing the right to make human mistakes, because of cold Big Data algorithms affecting our scores?
To add, I found the site through the comments on this particularly interesting story: Bank of America CEO: 'We Want a Cashless Society' - Slashdot
I think it's not hard to imagine the..advantages that completely trackable transaction details for even the smallest of purchases might have to certain businesses.