Technology isn’t keeping its nouveau riche weirdness to itself. Without distractions, the public and the voters will notice what politicians have already picked up on: Tech’s money dance exists, but for how much longer?

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Bad vibes sell. There are articles, studies and today, a full-color full page ad to prove it. Long thought to be the most (insert your opinion here) newscast, FOX gets us rolling with a reminder of their sales superiority. It’s not that FOX makes us an unhappy opinionated public, I’m pretty sure that like some art, the news is working hard to market ‘the hate you sell’ (almost the title of this episode) back to us through newscasters, opinion pieces and tone. It only fails if we cheer up, and here’s a way to cheer up…

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Your fertile mind could use some sharpening. iGen is coming and they don’t bend or negotiate for anything. Robots are coming and they don’t sympathize or feel for anything. And the worry of all this isn’t doing you any favors but you’re sure, as am I, that if you could just smarten up in the interim provided by some refreshing escape, you would be better placed to handle these stresses. Yes. Let’s; some discussion to get you started…

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It’s a long journey that the great “we-all” have ahead, but watching Firehose API news trends shows that we may be moving in the right direction. It’s not giving anything away to say that privacy might benefit from the switches big data is making; we’re far from out of the woods and even farther from calculating middle ground or defending with certainty against scammers and big data thieves. But a silver lining does exist.

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