Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Google’s vision of total data collection revealed | Daily Mail Online

Posted by M. C. on May 21, 2018

Why do I have to keep asking you why you are still using Facebook and Google?


Black Mirror-style future in which technology could be used to control the behaviour of entire populations

  • The video was made two years ago by Nick Foster, the head of design at X 
  • Titled ‘The Selfish Ledger’, it details how technology can collect a wealth of data
  • This data can be compiled into a ledger that details your actions and preferences
  • This can be used to control behaviour, help  you reach goals and reshape society
  • Google admits the video is ‘disturbing’, but stresses it is a thought experiment

Now, an internal Google video has leaked that provides an unnerving glimpse into how the firm could use that wealth on information to control your behaviour.

The video sets the scene for a Black Mirror-style future in which machines know your needs even before you do, and are able to manipulate you to follow their own agendas.

Google admits the video is ‘disturbing’, but stresses that it’s simply a thought experiment…



Every search made – even if it’s been cleared from your browser or device history

Every event in your Google calendar – including whether you attended

Every location you have visited  – including how long it took you to get there, how long you stayed and when you left

Every image and file you have downloaded

Every file you’ve ever uploaded to Google Drive – even if they’ve been deleted

Every Google Fit workout you’ve done

Every photo you have taken – including metadata on where and when it was shot

Every ad you’ve ever viewed or clicked on

Every marketing topic that might interest you – based on factors like your age, gender, location and web activity

Every app you’ve ever searched for, installed or launched

Every YouTube video you’ve ever searched for or watched

Every email you ever sent or received – including deleted messages and spam



Every Messenger message you have sent or received

Every Facebook friend you have connected with

Every Facebook voice call you have made

Every smartphone contact

Every text message sent or recievd

Every phone call made or received

Every file you have sent or receieved

Every time you signed into Facebook, and from where

Every stickers emoji you have ever sent

Be seeing you






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