Learning machines are not just data storages, which bounce back any info to any displayer. Learning machines are brain-shaped apparati, which can shape the external environment according to the related path of information.
I feel excited and worried at the same time…..
The crisis of current economy struggling with a political lack of control (and understanding) of new emerging systems from the Third Industrial Revolution seems to make the point that democracy is merely a concept not a reality.
Politics is now made by those, like Google, that invest on understanding the new hybrid real by producing ‘learning machines‘, that can trigger controlled random data.
To open a Facebook page or use Twitter is not the point of the 2.0 society.
It seems to me that we are constrained within a space created by those that pretend to entertain us through technology – triggering consumerist culture, desire and interests (TED for instance) and those that need these forms of entertainment to define a bottom up control society, isn’t it an inverted form of politics?