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Re: <nettime> Evgeny Morozov: The rise of data and the death of politics
Rob Myers on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:05:53 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Evgeny Morozov: The rise of data and the death of politics


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On 21/07/14 11:38 AM, Patrice Riemens wrote:
> 
> Algorithmic regulation, whatever its immediate benefits, will give 
> us a political regime where technology corporations and government 
> bureaucrats call all the shots.

It depends how the algorithms are created and regulated. Much like
existing legal and logistical practice. If corporations and
governments have the power to determine the content of algorithmic
regulation (sic), then Morozov's laundering existing power structures
with his techno-dystopianism.

There are non-state/corporate visions of algorithmic regulation:

https://www.ethereum.org/

but the current crop of cybercritics have imaginations that stretch
all the way from Google to the US government and back again, with any
apparent alternatives lumped in with the former to avoid making things
messy.

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