Towards a world of illusion

Each week we get closer to a business and social cyberspace dominated by spin, FUD and disinformation. It’s an inevitable consequence of the power of large-scale information and social networks.

Recent incidents confirm this trend. The latest one, reported in The Register, is a viral infection that redirects Google search results. The goal of the malware appears to be an attempt to siphon money away from Google’s highly profitable advertising franchises. It’s a sign of the times. Just imagine what we’ll be seeing a decade from now.

 

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