[-empyre-] Resistance is Futile :)

G.H. Hovagimyan ghh at thing.net
Tue Jul 2 23:32:07 EST 2013

I keep thinking about McLuhan's, "The Medium is the Message."
The networked reality we are living in is very exciting and changes al the time. The networks have invaded our personal space with cellphones and tablets.  AR will be a further integration. 
I watch people texting and tweeting while walking on the street.  their social space and thoughts are hooked together via the networks. This is an entirely new consciousness that is just developing.
Big Data and government surveillance on the other hand is part of a macho protection racket that most governments engage in.  It's paranoid fear-mongering.  There's a couple of issues here that overlap.
Corporate marketing, Government Control and social networks.  I believe that the way forward is to keep evolving and changing.  If the fear mongers what to study us, so what?  Of course it would be nice if governments faded away,
Corporation became responsible citizens of the word and wars stopped happening. That can happen if people talk to each other and learn from each other.  That can happen on the networks inspire of Big Data.
On Jul 2, 2013, at 8:13 AM, Simon Biggs wrote

> Big Data could be considered in these terms - a sort of dark matter that permeates what we recognise as knowledge - that which we can articulate as a shared understanding of things. How does Big Data, as a form of collective pre-knowledge, relate to our perception of things and sense of self in a technologised society

G.H. Hovagimyan

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