Have you ever ignored a very long “Terms and Conditions” contract, by scrolling past all the fineprint so that you could sign at the bottom and move on?
Maybe you remember doing that a time or two—maybe ten or twenty times—just so you could gain access to some online service that you felt you needed to have right away.
I don’t know about you; but I have, many times.
Could it be that those unread contracts were the slippery slope where we began sliding into GooFacAmzEtcetera’s blank-check permissions to move us around like tokens around on an online monopoly board?
Could it be that that data-mining-manipulating-mindreading AI-bringing bundle all started with those fine-print contracts that we ignored back in the day?
Did we sign-off all our legal rights, for the sake of quick and easy internet surfing?
Maybe that’s the crossroads where we sold our data-souls to the devilitating database from hellbot.
Maybe that’s the bush bearing megabytes we’re better off not having bitten into?
Maybe that’s the open window where data analytics, data mining, data snooping and data mind-manipulation snuck in to abscond our online data-booty that we didn’t even know was booty because we were too occupied with bling or blather or boobs or blobs of blahblah.
Are you benefitted by googoo reading your mind? Do you feel the warm-fuzzies when faseboo gets you hooked up to a cyber-buddies. Do you buy into Amz tossing up product images to instigate your next purchase?
In those ultra-long documents that we so hastily dismissed, there’s just no telling what details, legal rights, restrictions, disclaimers or general b.s. we may have thoughtlessly cast aside by declining an opportunity to reject the deal.
In recent times, we have seen reports about online snooping by GooFaceAmzEtcetera, invasion of privacy, predatory data-collection, even surveillance, which all together seems to add up to: BigBrutha spying on us, to read our minds, manipulate our habits, and make bigbucks off of us, or politically manipulate our very predictable and manipulable online behavior.
Maybe you’re okay with BigBrutha bullying your life by baling into your blanks, bringing bling or blather or boobs or blobs of blahblah.
Or maybe you would prefer to obliterate the cyber busybodies’ bullshit by bringing in blockchain, blockstack, blockcoin, blockstock and/or Buterinian bypassing for buffering the buffoonery and bypassing the bullying beyond its ability to bind up your booty-blather and thereby bestow it in billowing clouds to the burgeoning BigBrutha database.
However you decide, now you know what the choices are! You have hereby been red-pilled, or blue-pilled, as your personalized database maybe.
And if you think this is all just bullshit blight, you may be bright.