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The New York Times has a fascinating column by Farhad Manjoo in which he writes about “a future in which everything becomes a computer.” An excerpt:

“In recent years, the tech industry’s largest powers set their sights on a new target for digital conquest. They promised wild conveniences and unimaginable benefits to our health and happiness. There’s just one catch, which often goes unstated: If their novelties take off without any intervention or supervision from the government, we could be inviting a nightmarish set of security and privacy vulnerabilities into the world. And guess what. No one is really doing much to stop it.”

It is definitely worth reading here, even at the risk of being totally creeped out.
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