Dave Farrington found some creepy in modern technology. Tim Cook, too.
Today’s smartphones are more like a touchscreen Mac that fits in the hand and there isn’t much they cannot do. Add creepy to the list.
To me, it’s creepy when I look at something and all of a sudden it’s chasing me all the way across the web. I don’t like that…
We see that kind of chasing whenever we search for a product on Google or Amazon or like this or than on Facebook. Whatever we do online is being tracked and often coordinated behind the scenes– where we cannot easily see or determine what is going on– to influence our thinking; either with advertising and promotions, or manipulation with so-called news that is designed to alter our thinking and actions.
He calls it stalking.
How is that not creepy?