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.