June 11, 2018

Digital Colonialism is Real, and Dangerous

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

The term ‘digital colonialism’ might not mean much to you now, but it will soon.

As Google, Microsoft, and other software companies increase their grip over our lives, their power becomes more evident and overwhelming. Major software firms are now using their influence to document our history and manage data about our past, and this should be concerning to all of us.

If we can’t trust Google to be unbiased – which if YouTube and Google search rankings are anything to go by, we can’t – then how can we trust them to take care of 3D scans of artifacts and other historical objects?

In an age of digital reality, we should be aware of which companies are vying for virtual dominion.

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commented 2018-06-12 09:18:57 -0400
…..as trusting as lambs being led to the slaughter.
commented 2018-06-12 01:39:49 -0400
Keith and Helen damn rights, people gladly gave their privacy away for pretty much nothing in return, the smart ones kept it to a minimum.
commented 2018-06-11 23:52:02 -0400
Voluntarily providing all this information about ourselves on social media, opened the door for entities such as Google and Facebook to actually rule our lives. We got on board with Big Brother without them even having to exert any pressure on us to sign up and have our lives managed, monitored and controlled.
commented 2018-06-11 19:14:48 -0400
You are correct, Space Moose, you are boring. The topic is probably too cerebral for you.