On the dark side of the force you will beware! cc @Jedi
The Internet has become essential to us and our personal data are the primary wealth of Yemen Email List based on audience capture. Thus, they enrich the GAFA, these web giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple who rely on your behavior to create free or paid services. As we say so well, “when it’s free, you are the product”.
Your personal data is the key to the success of these 4 giants which dominate the economy to the point that the European Commission is worried about the GAFA phenomenon which is spreading impressively. “Do you think search engines, social media, news aggregators, app stores and other online platforms are sufficiently transparent about data collection and use? This is one of the questions asked by the European Commission as part of a public consultation launched on September 24.
The Gafa, 36th World Economic Power
Our habits on the web leave traces and this gift, conscious or unconscious, that we give to GAFA, through the donation of our data, could well cause us harm. This carelessness is at the heart of debates today and requires each Internet user to question their vision of freedom.
A FABERNOVEL study has dissected the expansion of GAFA and the figures are impressive: GAFA generate 316 billion dollars in turnover and employ 252,000 people. In comparison, Denmark (35th economic power in the world) generates 330 billion dollars of GDP with 2.7 million inhabitants. If GAFA were a country, they would be the 36th economic power in the world.
Their growth is 33% higher than that of China. In 2013, the average growth of GAFA was 12%. Against 9% for China… and 0.3% for France! In addition to enriching these giants of the digital economy, we are in the process of authorizing the constant monitoring and analysis of our behavior. Which, in the long term, will allow them to acquire full powers to manipulate us.
Towards The Bionic Man With Google
The large firm’s surveillance and data storage capacities far exceed that of the intelligence services of large states. And in recent years, its desire to position itself on the technologies of the future has been asserting itself with force: Google has bought out en masse robotics and artificial intelligence companies to appropriate the monopoly of these promising industries.
The personal data stored and analyzed over time will be used to create robots very close to our mental characteristics, capable of reproducing our behaviors but also our emotions. In March 2014, Ray Kurzweil , chief engineer of Google, announced in a TED conference that man will be able to download his brain to a computer in 2030. In its quest for power over man, Google seeks to become essential in NBICs (nanotechnologies, bioengineering, informatics and cognitics). It also invests in DNA sequencing and in scientific research for immortality .