They’re Setting Up Shop in Augmented Reality, Negatively Impacting Peoples’ Health & Wellbeing, and Figuring Out How to Read Your Mind
Facebook is fascinating. The tech juggernaut has made a tremendous impact on western society in a very short amount of time. It wields an incredible amount of influence on our lives and culture.
Now, it seems, it is looking to dominate augmented reality before the mouth-breathers understand what “Augmented Reality” is. Snapchat is looking to do the same. If Yelp has a clue, it would be investing in this space as well.
Hey! Did you know that Facebook also causes a decline in people’s health and overall life satisfaction?
It’s also becoming the channel of choice for sick and violent people.
Oh yeah, Facebook is figuring out out how to read your mind.
But, still, it’s a really good tool for staying in touch with people.
A few days after the US election, I re-activated my long-dormant Facebook account. My recent entry into midlife created a desire to re-connect with people. I also had a sense of curiosity: How are people from the different eras of my life reacting to this unpresidented [sic] election?
According to the newsfeed on the Book of Faces: Sharply Divided.
Nuance and shades of grey must reside in lurkers like myself, and are never shown. But there are shades of orange. My whole feed is full of them.
Some are gloating, some terrified, but facebook dutifully sucks up and distributes countless images of a certain thin, saggy orange peel countenance, and puts them in front of millions of people, who, apparently, can’t get enough.
So here’s to the Fifty Shades of Orange! This particular mass of off-color cells are rapidly becoming etched into our collective unconscious, and part of our history, whether we like it, or not.