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Algorithms in the Age of Art,220 Government intelligence.

Divine inspiration creates avant-garde consumables.
Mystic gifts produce en vogue commodities.
Inborn artistic talents aspire mass appeal.

221 All-inclusive digital services.
Our lives are improved and confronted with hotlines. They guide us under an umbrella of authority. We are protected in a dense network of security tools. Crisis situations are identified before they even exist.

222 Transparency and accountability are at stake. Digital profiles are transferred from one public agency to the next. Linked sets of data serve for protection and surveillance of domestic life alike. Public data sources are opened up to enterprises. Public / private co-operation is no longer discreet.

223 Intelligent apps shape civil societies.
Liberal democracies make use of gentle nudges towards favored policies. With enhanced social herding (ESH) they steer voting behavior. Authoritarian states protect their power with artificial intelligence (AI). Autocratic regimes implement comprehensive social credit systems (SCS).

Distrust great again nationalism.
Turn critical on silky expansionism.
Question the sleepy arrogance of liberalism.

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Public agencies promise digital home delivery of comfort and security. Governments crossed over to the dark sides of dual use.

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Written on July 27, 2021

Submitted by bob.kastner on July 27, 2021

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