Some time ago I came across an interesting video showing a possible future – google and amazon fusioning to one company. If you have ~8 minutes, then watch this little movie:
I don’t know if I already saw this video some years ago or if it was some other ‘visionaire’ video going in that same direction. My thought was – if everything is connected and propagates very fast through the net (grid), what happens if somebody, having access to the system, manipulates it by inducting information.
In today’s speculative financial market opinions and hopes do have a heavy impact. The product is not so important, unfortunally. "Image is all". If you have access to grid-computing, could you calculate where to implant an "information-virus"? Already heard of viral marketing? What about viral information? Digital information set free for a specifique, manipulative purpose? From that perspektive, the title of this posting feels different – personalized content … uhm, from who? A variation of perspective:
A nice voice informs a man in his comfortable seat: "Calculations done. Solution found." A little smile appears on the man’s face. He just loves these moments … he hesitates … not because he is unsure, nooo, he just want to stretch this moment – this moment of intense feeling. Execute. The man watches fascinated in real-time how his newest info-implant is spreading and morphing in the web. The progress looks identique to the simulation milestones. In a few hours he will have changed history – *again*. He just loves this feeling … it’s an addicting process … a game … he turns his seat around to grab a nice handmade cigar to even more enjoy his feeling of beeing god on earth.
Welcome to Google Epic 2016 – personalized content.