Noah J Nelson on Thursday, Dec. 19th
Google picked up military robot maker Boston Dynamics this week, and “Present Shock” author Douglas Rushkoff has some thoughts about how this reflects on the status of the Internet giant’s famed “Don’t Be Evil” motto:
It’s supposed to make us feel better about trying new technologies from Chrome notebooks to Google Glass. Don’t worry — we’re not going to screw with you. So when it comes time someday to inject our brains with nanobots that give us the ability to speak new languages, we can rest assured that Google won’t change the user agreement on us after the fact and plant advertisements into our dreams while we’re asleep. That is, if the company judges such practices to be truly evil.