Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Long Night Ahead

Facebook just declared war against "disruptive" information.  In addition to hundreds of new human censors, they are training AI censors capable of identifying and deleting 'unacceptable' information found in the discussions of all two billion members in real time. This development highlights what the real danger posed by a socially networked world actually is.

The REAL danger facing a world interconnected by social networking isn't disruption.  As we have seen on numerous occasions, the danger posed by disruptive information and events is fleeting.

Disruption, although potentially painful in the short term, doesn't last, nor is it truly damaging over the long term. In fact, the true danger posed by an internetworked world is just the opposite of disruption. 


  1. Conservatives might in the ideal not want Christ defamed, nor flags burned, that sort of thing. But largely we want free speech.

    A positive culture is needed. I don't want 12 yr olds reading the Satanic Bible.

    But what's being done today is a different sort of limitation on free speech. Facts are rejected, not values.