|John Hopkins on Wed, 2 Oct 2013 12:48:11 +0200 (CEST)|
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Ei, MP --
On 29/09/13 14:34, Newmedia@aol.com wrote:
It is the "machines" that are *spying* on us -- not humans. It is the "machines" that are taking our jobs -- not humans (now that wage arbitrage is declining).
'They' aren't taking our jobs, the job (processes) are being given to them ... eh?
So if we switch them off, all associated problems go away?
No, but when they and the manufacturing processes that 'they' depend on run out of energy sources, they will, definitely, all go away... As feedback mechanisms -- which is what a surveillance system is -- begin to expand within a social system they consume ever more energy that otherwise would go into maintaining the vitality of the system (think: education, research, infrastructure support, etc). In the complexity of the moment -- where social sub-systems are now continually impinging on each other because of population numbers -- every (human social) system is at risk of feedback mechanisms overtaking many of what are presently un-monitored processes. Things like local police installing license-plate scanners (1) everywhere in the US (that seldom are regulated by local laws) ... Data, once gathered has to then be managed, sifted, and made actionable -- which is a significant, non-trivial energy drain on the total system. This is going on at an unprecedented scale in the US, but very much elsewhere as any large social system on the planet is having to competitively interact with systems around (within!) it... 1 - https://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/license-plate-scanners cheers, jh -- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dr. John Hopkins, BSc, MFA, PhD ensconced, unarmed and dangerous, in an ultra-conservative stronghold http://neoscenes.net/ http://tech-no-mad.net/blog/ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com