The Surveillance Economy

Who doesn’t use technology these days?  How tempting is it for companies, extracting a huge array of data from people to do something with it and monetize from it?

We live in that technological era where a typical user of technology does not necessarily realizes how much information is being tracked and used for monetary purposes.

This reminds me again of that interview by Brian Solis titled Our Digital Society in the Next 30 Years, which also has some interesting thoughts to ponder in regards to social media and the internet.

This podcast episode brings a lot of insights about technology, the use of it and tech companies and what they do with information.

Detailed info here.

TechCrunch & WeWork

“WeWork’s Adam Neumann talks with Connie Loizos about building operating systems for buildings, selling services, and building partnerships.”

I’ve been doing my remote work at WeWork and I’ve been enjoying having a very cool working space where not only I can network with others but also have interesting views from the city.

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#sanfrancisco from a 15th floor

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Blog Everyday

I’ve heard this before from Seth Godin and I just heard it again.  It is such a good reminder and a good point.  You never know what you said in the past may help yourself or someone else in the future.

I also think that it brings a lot of clarity to our mental process and in general to know more about ourselves and what we want to do moving forward with our life.

Now, if you happen to be inspired by this and don’t have a blog and/or don’t know how to start one, the easiest way I can recommend to you is this: WordPress.com

Be On Your Best Behavior

Isn’t it great to have moments where you connect people you meet and end up having meaningful conversations?

It is becoming more of a luxury these days to have someone’s attention for a long period of time. Perhaps we are getting used to having fragmented or asynchronous communications as a result of technology and social media.

Genuine interactions, without an agenda, without interests of any kind are very important to me. Therefore, I truly agree with Kare Anderson as she says in the video below that …

… when two people bring the best side in each other at the same time, that’s where the best bonding happens!

Our Digital Society in the Next 30 Years

This interview touches on so many important points and things to ponder about the internet.  I believe that we do need to think about what technology is causing to our culture and society and  evaluate constantly how we allow technology to drive certain aspects of our experience in life.