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Persuasion: The Third-Person Effect – Why people think they are less influenced than others by adverts and persuasive messages
Gold Coin Sellers Angered by New Tax Law – Amendment Slipped Into Health Care Legislation Would Track, Tax Coin and Bullion Transactions
BBC: The new world order of technology (Techonomy)
On the New Explosion of Data
“There was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003,” Schmidt said, “but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing…People aren’t ready for the technology revolution that’s going to happen to them.”
Schmidt emphasized that much of that data explosion is attributable to the rise of user generated content. With that data comes powerful new analytic possibilities.
“If I look at enough of your messaging and your location, and use Artificial Intelligence,” Schmidt said, “we can predict where you are going to go.”
“Show us 14 photos of yourself and we can identify who you are. You think you don’t have 14 photos of yourself on the internet? You’ve got Facebook photos! People will find it’s very useful to have devices that remember what you want to do, because you forgot…But society isn’t ready for questions that will be raised as result of user-generated content.”
On Anti-Social Behavior and Data
“The only way to manage this is true transparency and no anonymity,” Schmidt said. “In a world of asynchronous threats, it is too dangerous for there not to be some way to identify you. We need a [verified] name service for people. Governments will demand it.”
Those are some of the things Schmidt said today and his comments proved fairly controversial. (Reader comments on my coverage at ReadWriteWeb are primarily negative, for example.)
‘Bisphenol A’ in 90% of everyone – ‘Gender bending’ chemical in food tins may cut male fertility
No more reposts! I’m going into full scale film-making mode, and don’t really like filling the place with reposts anyways. I’ll be adding more info this way than I’d normally repost in full, it will just be in the form of links.
“Bin Brother” comes to the US: RFID Tags on Recycle Bins Help Laurel, Md., Track Participation in Recycling Mandate