“What If You Could See Thoughts? What would change for you exactly?”
So I began to think of it more like:
“What if my thoughts could be seen? What kind of world would that be?”
Sounds like Germany in the 1930s doesn’t it?
NOPE! It’s 2015 where Google decides what you see in search. Where Facebook decides what you see in your NewsFeed and what of yours is seen in other’s. 2015 where they used to jail bloggers in the Middle East in 2008; But now instead, just blocks Twitter. A world where Gmail can destroy your reputation with banner alerts of Malware, Phishing or Spam just because some algorithm decides so. And all the while our phones record our every movement…
A Case In Point:
A friend of mine, an Internet professional with a giant positive reputation over 15 years, with a opt in only email list; Who sent a plea to his list for donations to his niece’s cancer fund. This is what Gmail displayed to his email subscribers:
So I pose this question in return David Amerland?
In the world we live in today, no one needs to see our thoughts…
Because right now in 2015 the machines already can change our opinions based on what they algorithmically show us. Make us believe things that may not true, as algorithms re-write our history as it happens depending on who they decide should be seen, when we will see it and insert their own observations and their opinions as to the quality of our communications.
The machines already see our thoughts David, and they are telling us what thoughts to think, before we think them! Or maybe not to think at all…