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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:11 AM

"Meet Surveillance Capitalism, Our Terrifying New Economic Order"

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https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/12/meet-surveillance-capitalism-our-terrifying-new-economic-order/

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Reply "Meet Surveillance Capitalism, Our Terrifying New Economic Order" (Original post)
Independent.mind Apr 2019 OP
foia Apr 2019 #1
Independent.mind Apr 2019 #2
foia Apr 2019 #4
Independent.mind Apr 2019 #5
quad489 Apr 2019 #3

Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:23 AM

1. It's not new to attempt too modify human behavior for profit

That's what advertising has always been about. That's the whole point of it.

And gathering consumer data isn't new either. From focus groups to telephone surveys companies have always sought too understand consumers and how to get them to buy more product through cross-selling and other gimmicks like rebates.

It's just more advanced now with evolving technology.

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Response to foia (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:27 AM

2. I agree

The level of detail that can be obtained about individuals is somewhat of a game changer however.


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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:10 AM

4. But companies really don't care about individuals as individuals

they care about them as consumers.

It's not scary what companies could do with that info - but it is scary what government or other evil doers might do with it.

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Response to foia (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:21 AM

5. Agreed

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Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:41 AM

3. And big govt loves all the morons who don't use cash anymore......

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