Archives For March 2015

Today, we in the developed world live facilitated lives and the degree of “help” we get from algorithmically empowered machines is exponentially increasing. Be it in our car rides to work, or in auto-correcting our spelling inadequacies, or perhaps in simply suggesting what we would like to buy next, in each instance we are being intellectually lifted to new levels by mathematical tools running behind the scenes. It is remarkable just how quickly these changes have entered society and how quickly we have assumed them and, in many cases, have rapidly become dependent upon them. So dependent that many times we simply overlook their omnipresence, preferring instead to ignore just how much our data trails teach others about us or remind us of our own limitations.

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