In a pointless attempt to halt a sentient robot two ton pickup truck by constructing a nano layer of recommissioned paper mache projects discarded by social art justice majors on full scholarship at the state university, the European Union is on heavy Brexit deflection mode, as the digital universe of Google faces a slap on the wrist, but revels in the notion of “No press is bad press!”. Subsequently, climate researchers in Norway are in full alert of the plausible short term effects on Northern Atlantic Spring weather patterns, as the magnitude of heat generated by the efforts of the anti-trust task force, is predicted raise ocean temperatures by one ten thousandth of a degree. The Nobel Prize selection organ has been deployed to carefully monitor the situation.
As rigorous and involved cyber privacy guidelines went into effect in May of last year, the formidable icons of the social media cosmic anomaly scrambled to institute a frenzied array of exploitative opt in features and user interfaces in the moments before the new legislation was officially activated. Among the culprits, were the blazing trifecta of F***book, Twitter and Google, the latter technological node for electronic globalization, already on the hook with Europe for a paltry $7 billion, a sum that the company is vehemently and carelessly appealing, reports ABC News. That figure nearly tallied the $9 billion mark Wednesday, as the bureaucrats of the old world spanked parent company Alphabet Inc., with violations stemming from apparent aggressive viral monopolized advertising protocol, in dominating the digital marketing space. Using search results within search results to dominate ad space and perpetuate further marketing profits, sparked the fines. The end result is that the gesture is a mere public relations move, as the corporation boast limitless resources in dictating policy or just about anything that the leadership team can dream of in erasing all borders on the veritable paper political maps of the world and replacing individual identity with a uniform muted cloak registering in the vortex of the grayscale, and equality gravitates towards the disturbingly mundane. Otherwise, in questioning the piercing example of “activity without achievement”, why go after a small business owner for penny, when the rules of the game will remain unchanged? But that epitomizes the tragic shortcomings of idealism, that a group of individuals ends up feeling good about their alleged contributions in improving the quality of life.
The amount of time and money wasted on policing an impossible reality does have a profound imprint on the net energy balance, in an egregious parallel to the transgressions of Google heedlessly storing and processing copious amounts of data, wherein both ventures in the perfect world would appear on the radar screens of climate alarmists, but hence the resounding hypocrisy of governments and the tech realm feasting off the lucrative nature of the Green Industry banishes any notion of accountability to the remote tapestry of St. Helena and Napoleon’s legacy on the contemporary socio-political framework. As with the fundamental basis of free society, it is the responsibility of the individual, and not a governing entity, in making responsible consumer choices, especially in negotiating the massive and complex infrastructure of the digital wonderland, but again the modern and implacable nuances of the nanny state, do not allow for the presence of personal responsibility or accountability. Unfortunately, the iron clad grip of centralized government is only strengthened by an inane and biased mainstream press completely and deliberately failing to properly inform the audience and pushing a one-sided agenda. The entire sordid narrative vilifies fossil fuel, while granting a reprieve to the tech world and elected officials engaged in a jaunty two-step jig coordinated with the execution and grace of Dancing With The Stars performers not named Kirstie Alley.
As European officials have engaged in a superficial campaign to level the playing field from the vast powerful array of formidable Silicon Valley entities, the effort is a mere microcosm to the dominating presence in North America and Asia. The direct and swift response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by Congress, will eventually lead to monetary sanctions against F***book, as anti-trust legislation towards Microsoft set the precedent that the electronic matrix, while largely deregulated, can be interpreted in a similar fashion to physical reality. Already, selected candidates for the 2020 Presidential election are using this as a major talking point, and most notably the pontificating and polarizing Elizabeth Warren in calling for disbanding of the major social networks and data purveyors. However, any tangible attempts to address the runaway train of the tech empire is at least a few years away, and again at the aforementioned inefficient costs of battling an inevitability. Hopefully, end-users will wise up and abstain from the addiction to share multitudes of data via devices in creating an energy nightmare, but with the interactive appetite and proclivities of Generation Y, the immediate future does not look bright, and society has to rely on listless set of contrived infractions to staunch the flow of self-driving vehicles, overengineered aircraft, the reality of perpetual online engagement in killing basic human instincts.
But for now, advertising competitors to Google in Europe can rest assured that the “fastest gun in the West routine” of creating ambiguous and debilitating Terms and Conditions has been officially outed, but nothing can really be done to stem the tide of a stringent and strategically coded and rigged monopoly of ecommerce. Get rid of the smart device and greet a stranger on the street. It’s just that easy, while there still exists reason in the world.
Read the ABC News story here.