Many science-fiction thrillers address the fantastical notion of androids gone bad. Yet the most likely dystopian scenario to unfold is one where authorities appropriate data-gathering technologies for their own nefarious purposes. Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci illustrates how the potential for abuse could make the novel 1984 look quaint. getAbstract recommends her sobering TED Talk to concerned citizens who seek a quick overview of what’s at stake.
In this summary, you will learn
- How digital companies use algorithms to sell advertising and
- What unintended consequences this technology could unleash.
About the Speaker
Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci studies the effects of emerging technologies on human lives.