“To be (data) or not to be (data)”, that’s the question we all ponder about facing an increasingly faster and data intense future.
‘The internet is going to do to us whatever it is going to do — and it’s far too late to stop it’ is what Douglas Coupland thinks about this future. He’s currently an artist in residence at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris.
Read his interesting piece in The Financial Times on the future of machine intelligence.
Do we at least want to have free access to anything on the internet? Well yes, of course. But it’s important to remember that once a freedom is removed from your internet menu, it will never come back. The political system only deletes online options — it does not add them. The amount of internet freedom we have right now is the most we’re ever going to get.