|take this object, but beware, it carries a terrible curse|
by noteworthy at 2:21 pm EDT, Jun 6, 2015
Surveillance technology, like the rest of the digital world, is often adapted for sale to the rest of us.
It's been hard to make a living as a journalist in the 21st century, but it's gotten easier over the last few years, as we've settled on the world's newest and most lucrative business model: invasive surveillance.
While I could pull you individually out of that database, the real magic is that I would never have to. I could let algorithms understand you, process you, follow you, and never have to know any of you myself. You would be tracked and described by a thousand little bots you could never see.
Is it necessary to worry about undecidability for AI systems that rewrite themselves?