Google Documentary: Behind the Screen
Posted on 17th July, 2006
Peter Da Vanzo of v7n points us to an interesting 47 minutes long video about Google – Behind the Screen Documentary at GUBA.
Then the documentary starts to ask some hard questions – about the Holocaust. The documentary looks at the subjective bias of the algorithms, and the nature of truth. Privacy questions. Retaining data. The potential for the mis-use of information. “Why would someone want to make all the worlds information available?” – the inference being, I think, that underneath lies a desire for control. Is information storage and retrieval going to be a private enterprise or a public enterprise, and what are the consequences of that?
If you got some time to spare, check it out here