Algorithms Marketing & Mind Manipulation.
To get straight to the point; we people are not so great in interpreting our emotions and Chemical unbalances into conversations. Communication is mostly still an infantile exchange of mostly badly chosen words.
As such we are still largely caught-up in wars. Religious, Economic or Territorial conflicts. The Industrialization & digitization of our societies has confronted our juvenile communication skills, with the addition of even more confusing algorithms.
These algorithms as designed by us in order to facilitate revenue & sales, are constructed in such a manner that they are feeding individuals with information and data that the algorithm perceives as important to the consumer and therefor the marketing purposes of products, preferences in politics or otherwise. The fact that this ,’from recent revelations’, polarizes people, elections, politics and entire societies is hardly being recognized.It seems to narrow our individual perspectives, rather than widen them.
Social Media makes us seemingly communicate less profound and allows for quick superficial emotional unfounded & uneducated interactions. Recent Elections in Europe and the US have clearly shown, growing tunnel-vision on all sides. A recent Facebook study demonstrates that the polarization phenomenon also applies to this social network.
It seems that the younger generations are actually even displaying more radical points-of-view than their many of their parents before them.
This research does not even include the use of Trolls by opponents of one or another conviction. That are just adding salt in open wounds. All of these factors are driving humanity apart and depicting shallow doomsday scenario’s wherein all what we actually seem to do, is should louder and think less.
What we would need is some Normalization or Detente.
So will we just keep going forward into a growing uncertain World or take a step back and review our present collective direction of choice?!
We can obviously not continue creating ever more narcissistic psychopath neoliberal ego’s. This will and is affecting the fabric of our respective societies and the Global Human Evolution in it’s entirety.
The News media does not properly understand the effects of their constantly repeating news items on both TV & the Net either. The repetitive nature of modern corporate news media, creates more problems than it does solve. Media feeds us the taste of sensation of any certain day into easy to digest one-liners. Hardly ever do they take the time to properly inform us on any issue. Educating us on all sides of matters as well as journalism should be doing, anymore!
All In all we are in dire need of some reviews on our use of and implementations of Social Media & Algorithms as well as News Media and it’s impact on modern society.
Rather sooner than later! Trinityroy 2017