Chris Olson
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He Predicted The Dark Side Of The Internet 30 Years Ago. Why Did No One Listen?

Philip Agre, a computer scientist turned humanities professor, was prescient about many of the ways technology would impact the world predicting the dark side of the Internet more than 30-years ago. He foresaw that computers would one day facilitate the mass collection of data on everything in society and not by a single, powerful “big brother” government but by lots of entities for lots of different purposes. His research and words of warning seem eerily clairvoyant today.

 

Reed Albergotti of The Washington Post wrote a very eye-opening piece that we think is worthy of reading and acting on.

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