Because this is Friday the 13th and as a followup to my Wednesday post, I thought I post a short one about something a fellow blogger mentioned in the comments’ section. It piqued my curiosity about a book she referred to, The Filter Bubble. I Googled it.
I don’t know anything about algorithms nor do I understand any of that Matrix kind of stuff other than watching those movies because well, my brain works this way:
Now you can decide if you want to take the blue pill or the red pill. Bawahahaaaaa!
Cue creepy Twilight Zone music.
Here’s a rabbit’s foot and a four leaf clover.
Should you decide to watch the video below from Ted.com (which btw, this site has lots of cool videos, fun, inspiring and serious) and you have nine minutes — take a look. It’s interesting, but really every time we use those customer-loyalty cards, it’s been happening for a quite some time anyway. I remember seeing a television program that reported eventually when you enter a store, they’ll be screens that show you what you like, based on information. (Think The Matrix, Minority Report and Total Recall).
Happy Googling and Friday the 13th!
(Disclaimer: This post is to invite lively discussion and not to be taken too seriously because much of the time I don’t know what I’m talking about anyway.)