Why the new Barack Obama interview is a Game Changer
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I'm sure most of you have now seen the latest Obama interview on David Letterman's new show. President Obama goes on it now to reveal some interesting details. He allures to the unique ability of "the elites" to manipulate how/what we are thinking. Interestingly enough, he goes on that during the Tahrir Square demonstration of 2012, someone with a liberal (We don't yet know how Google labels someone as a liberal/conservative/moderate) point of view searching 'Egypt' on a search engine would see the results being populated as to show him/her vacation spots on the Nile.
The same search when done by a conservative seems to point the searcher to Muslim Brotherhood. We know how valuable of a resource data is, in gauging people's needs and understandings these days. But what we don't know is the many of the ways in which the big three (Amazon, Google, Facebook) can manipulate these results in ways that are unfathomable and inherently our search queries using our own set of biases to our detriment and reinforce the same.
What we need is prudent regulation or maybe legislation/enforcement to play catch up with these new platforms at least by now. At the heart of this entire arguement, rests the need for each and everyone of us to subject anything and everything to our own 'critical judgement' as psychologists put it. Maybe the techlash as The Economist pointed out, in EU, will show us the right path to begin solving this problem?