Who wants us online all the time?

"facebook business" by Sean MacEntee (www.flickr.com)

“facebook business” by Sean MacEntee (www.flickr.com)

 

Are you using technology, or are you being used by technology?

Here’s a short except from this interesting article: Not Out, Through: The Best Way to Deal With the Onslaught of Technology

Who wants us online all the time, anyway?

 

What we’re really contending with here has less to do with technology than the people and companies who are programming our technologies. Their agenda is not to make our lives better, but to keep us online and engaged with or through one of their apps or platforms. Offline time is wasted time. Even if you’re not paying a red cent, you’re still producing a data trail which, as we now know, is gold to both corporate researchers and national security consulting firms.

 

About Law Loo Shien

I am with the Resources, Discovery and Access team at NTU Library. There was once I scored a D for an undergraduate module on Political Philosophy, but it was the best course I'd ever taken. It planted the seeds of intellectual growth, and gave me a framework to understand human nature.
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