Working for the Machines

From Scott Adams’ Blog…

  • I would argue that your political choices are already largely determined by Facebook, Google, Twitter and the other media companies. It feels exactly like free will to you, but it isn’t. And someday soon our technology will tell us how to eat, when to sleep, when to sip water, when to exercise, and even who to date.

I’ve been fascinated with Scott Adams throughout the entire election and his analysis of Donald Trump as the master persuader. Now that the election is over he continues to make me see things in a different light. I’m already working for the machines every time Siri tells me it’s time to start heading to my next calendar appointment, or when Waze instructs me to go a different way to my destination than I want to, but I follow Waze because she is wiser than I am.