Google Political Interference in Democracy and Society
In the video , head of design Nick Foster and Senior UX Engineer David Murphy set out a proposal for a system that would track peoples behavior for the purpose of altering that behavior in order to achieve "a desired result".
Our ability to interpret user data, combined with the exponential growth in sensor-enabled objects, will result in an increasingly detailed account of who we are as a people.
As these streams of information are brought together, the effect is multiplied. New patterns become apparent and new predictions are possible.
Just as the examination of protein structure paved the way to genetic sequencing, the mass, multigenerational examination of actions and results could introduce a model of behavioral sequencing.
As gene sequencing yields a comprehensive map of human biology, researchers are increasingly able to target parts of the sequence and modify them in order to achieve a desired result.
As patterns begin to emerge in the behavioral sequences, they too may be targeted.The ledger could be given a focus, shifting it to a system which not only tracks our behavior but offers direction toward a desired result.
In Another Leaked Video . Google executives almost break down in tears following Donald Trump's election victory which shows that the Company is strongly political in nature .
In Ireland many of us will have a heightened awareness of Google's cosy relationship with our government . This is most evident at Referendum times when Mr Googlebot goes out of his way to ensure the top results are all in support of the governments position on the issue at hand . Many people will also remember at the time of the marriage referendum when Google Ireland on the day of the referendum had a sticky message under its search box telling Irish Voters to say yes .
This brings us to wonder as to what benefits Google actually brings to Ireland . It pays very little tax and from what I understand employes a lot of Foreign Workers . It doesn't have any telephone numbers or contacts you can phone to make a complaint about anything which further exacerbates peoples frustration with the company .
Its purpose , appears to be one of filtering content in order to bring about a certain way of thinking in society in line with that of its executives and to achieve 'a desired result ' as it states itself in the selfish Ledger video .