The Trump White House is nothing short of political disruption. Policy wrecks, personnel musical chairs, tweets and counter-tweets. What a mess. In just seven months Mr. Trump’s agenda and style of leading have managed to un-nerve CNN, the Democrats and Mr. Putin. Addressing immigration, healthcare, internet neutrality and rough policing – have created a landscape of disruption of astronomical proportions. That’s politics.
But wait a minute. The autonomous car, loaded with five extremely sensitive technologies on the roof may soon take away one of America’s greatest freedoms: driving. Wellness management firms want the genome of members and family members in order to discriminate against whomever they wish. Facebook is tracking and psychologically attributing every keystroke with algorithms to assist advertisers get at your behaviors. The brain craze is no longer only science or neurology; it’s damn near corporate IT, a fundamental model for IoT products and a 21st century mail order neuro awakening. Businesses are seeking personal bio-data, not healthier people. You do know that, right? In the sharing economy we don’t need privacy; we’re all one.
Is this unprecedented techno-disruption to our minds and bodies A-OK but political disruption provocative and diabolical? I know which disruption scares the hell out of me.