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Google Will Force Us To Redefine Humanity (As Information)

I recently published a post about what I call the “Linn Effect,” which occurs when technological innovation creates more problems than it solves. That post came to mind as I thought about the latest challenge that Google is facing in Europe: giving people the ability to erase all or part of their digital history —

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The Snowden Affair and the Birth of Datalism

Evgeny Morozov, the author of To Save Everything, Click Here, has a though-provoking opinion piece on FT.com. His basic thesis is that the Snowden affair has not only shed light on government espionage but also, and more importantly for the average person, on a shift in the basis of capitalism from exclusively a money-driven system

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