Who’s Watching Us?
According to the New York Times, social scientists – in conjunction with the government – are trying to mine a world of Internet data to predict political crises, revolutions and other forms of economic and social instability.
This leads us to some interesting questions.
Will the government learn not only what factors cause certain events, but also how to add additional social media entries into the social media stream? And could these government controlled social media additions lead to changes in social events, which are no longer under our control?
Are we at the beginning of a Brave New World?