Morlock Elloi on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:42:59 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> The New Military-Industrial Complex of Big Data Psy-Ops

Good read.

While I previously mentioned the significance of being able to make correlations between apparently totally unrelated data, and act on such correlations without bothering to understand why they exist (it's a fallacy to assume that understanding is required for acting), I was speculating.

This is the first time I've seen the proof - from the article:

"... including overtures from the private company running an intelligence project nicknamed “Operation KitKat” because a correlation had been found between anti-Israeli sentiments and liking Nikes and KitKats."

It's impossible to overestimate the dystopia.


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