The post social age is not the age built after the age of social media, it’s the age built on top of social media.
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Being a white male, I’ve arguably never been (seriously) discriminated against or persecuted. Also I’ve never really done anything in my life that I’m that embarrassed of. I’m pretty much an open book and have nothing to hide.
I also feel that if someone wants to hurt you and take advantage of you there are more than enough ways they can do that.
So all the hubbub about facial recognition is lost on me. Really the only reason I can see you would be worried is if you’re paranoid or have something you’re hiding. That’s overly simplistic and I’m being a little bit cocky.
But having said all that I’m very glad that Al Franken and the government are questioning Facebook and others over concerns of this new technology. Not because I actually want the government involved, but because I want someone asking the hard questions and really making tech companies pause and think about what they’re doing.
In the end I have no problem with this technology, I’m a tech optimist. But I want to make sure we go down this road with our eyes wide open. Which is the central point of The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World, by Nick Harkaway. You should all go read it.