Data for sale: Will the Internet destroy us all anytime soon? 

Journalist-turned-writer Franklin Foer argues that the shift from individual to collective thinking is evident in the way we create and consume media on the Internet

“In his new book World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech, Franklin Foer argues that the shift from individual to collective thinking is nowhere more evident than in the way we create and consume media on the Internet. Because tech companies like Facebook and Google make money off the sale of our personal data to advertisers, they depend on the attention of the masses to survive. And because their algorithms shape much of what we see online, it’s to their benefit to coerce us into thinking of ourselves not as individuals but as members of groups.”

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