[FoRK] what the hell, facebook

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jun 19 01:44:47 PDT 2013


On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 05:51:03PM +1000, Noon Silk wrote:

> I think if Eugen is to be believed the human race will become extinct
> before these companies go out of business.

The human race will outlast the cockroaches. The question is whether
the remaining population will much enjoy it.

I certainly do not look forward to recurrance of mass starvations in
some developing countries by 2030. Do you? 
 
> It's not exactly obvious how to completely remove ads from society (without
> legislation). Would the world be better with optimal targetted ads? (Is
> such a thing even possible? I.e. everything that is advertised to you buy,
> essentially.)


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