Humans, Robots and The Digital Panopticon
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Are you sure you are not a robot? Are you aware the digital panopticon is watching you? This talk given at PICNIC in Amsterdam on Sept.09 highlights via some Asian examples the future ahead.

Are you sure you are not a robot? Are you aware the digital panopticon is watching you? This talk given at PICNIC in Amsterdam on Sept.09 highlights via some Asian examples the future ahead.

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  • 1. Humans, Robots and the Digital Panopticon Benjamin Joffe | Plus Eight Star | PICNIC, Amsterdam, 2009.09
  • 2. Benjamin Joffe ベンジャミン 벤자민 本杰明
  • 3. 4 years 1 year 4 years
  • 4. www.plus8star.com
  • 5. “Innovation Arbitrage” China | Japan | Korea
  • 6. Social Networks Virtual Worlds Online Games Communities Etc.
  • 7. mobilemondaybeijing the mobile professionals community
  • 8. Social 3D Apps Team
  • 9. Why is Asia interesting?
  • 10. General assumption #1 Everything from USA is great
  • 11. General assumption #2 Everything from Asia is weird (and sometimes funny)
  • 12. IT Infrastructure 100% Avg. 7 Mbps 80% Avg. 15 Mbps 60% 3G users 40% C hi n 20% a Avg. 4 Mbps www.plus8star.com 0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Internet connections measured above 5Mbps (Source: Akamai, 4Q08)
  • 13. Internet Mobile 1.3 billion 3.3 billion Asia > Europe + USA Source: Morgan Stanley, 2007
  • 14. Digital Population Country USA China Japan Korea Internet users 225 mln 340 mln 100 mln 35 mln Mobile users 260 mln 650 mln 100 mln 45 mln Internet Total X2 Mobile X3
  • 15. Asia can help predict part of the future
  • 16. Agenda 1. Two Curious Cases 2. Humans & Robots 3. The Digital Panopticon 4. What Next?
  • 17. Two Curious Cases
  • 18. The curious case of Andrew Chen
  • 19. Andrew Chen
  • 20. Revenue: The Internet Wants to Be Free, but You Need to Get Paid Andrew Chen presentation
  • 21.  Follow
  • 22. hi! Saw you added me- thanks! What are you working on these days? Would love to hear it, email me Andrew_Chen@gmail.com
  • 23. Automatic Reply! hi! Saw you added me- thanks! What are you working on these days? Would love to hear it, email me Andrew_Chen@gmail.com
  • 24. The curious case of Thomas Crampton
  • 25. http://www.thomascrampton.com/
  • 26. Direct message from Thomas Crampton When are you coming down to HK? Be great to do another interview!
  • 27. Direct message from Me: Hehe sounds like a Twitter-bot ;-) Hope to see you soon~
  • 28. @benjaminjoffe Just accused me of being a Twitter bot! Didn't realize I was that predictable/boring. 6:57 PM Mar 15th from twhirl
  • 29. Wondering whether I was mentioned by the "real" @benjaminjoffe or his tweet bot. 3:39 PM Mar 16th from twhirl in reply to benjaminjoffe
  • 30. Humans & Robots
  • 31. “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” The New Yorker, 1993
  • 32. Poker
  • 33. “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a bot.” Wired, 2005
  • 34. “Glider is a tool that plays your World of Warcraft character for you, the way you want it.”
  • 35. Games Only?
  • 36. Single Multiple Use of Shared account accounts Bots account
  • 37. Shared account Use of Bots Whose persona?
  • 38. Global Voices
  • 39. “My Twitter friend for 2 years…
  • 40. …was a Robot!”
  • 41. Twitter AI workshop in Tokyo
  • 42. Twitter human bot Twitter: donsuke and ha_ma
  • 43. HOW?
  • 44. How? 1. Picture & name 2. Timely responses 3. Connectors (“BTW”, “indeed”, “!!”) 4. Language twists (“, you see?”) 5. Random words in structured phrases 6. (Intentional spelling mistakes)
  • 45. Is it robots mimicking humans...?
  • 46. …or humans being robotic?
  • 47. Daily Conversations • Small-talk (“Phatic” / “noise”) a% • Repeat of daily news b% • Repeat of previous stories c% • Original new ideas d%
  • 48. Call Center = Human Interface to an AI?
  • 49. Could we pass a Turing Test?
  • 50. Idea #1 Identities are becoming multiple and fragmented
  • 51. Idea #2 Human & Robot Hybrids
  • 52. The Digital Panopticon
  • 53. BRAND
  • 54. Panopticon (Prison Concept, 1785)
  • 55. Creates a sentiment of an “invisible omniscience”
  • 56. Digital Panopticon YOU
  • 57. Dark Age of Transparency
  • 58. “Overreaction Man”
  • 59. In Korea Broadcasting Jockey goes to bed
  • 60. True Names (Vernor Vinge 1981)
  • 61. Korea Minerva: Economist Blogger arrested
  • 62. China “Human Flesh Search” (人肉搜索)
  • 63. In China: “Human Flesh Search” (人肉搜索) • Cruelty to animals • Insensitivity to Sichuan Earthquake victims • Judging a marital affair • Corruption case • Reckless driving
  • 64. Invisible Killer (无形杀) August 2009 Who killed Yin Lan?
  • 65. “On the Internet, everybody knows you’re a dog.”
  • 66. “123people.com is a free real-time people search tool that looks into nearly every corner of the web.”
  • 67. Public Place?
  • 68. Google Street View
  • 69. Google Street View in Japan • 2009.02 - Japan: Municipal opposition to Street View • 2009.02 - Japan: Tokyo gov't invites Google to discuss Street View • 2008.12 - Japan: Fukuoka Bar Association requests halt to Street View • 2008.11 - Japan: Suginami Ward proposes removal of Street View images • 2008.11 - Japan: Street View and the Burakumin • 2008.10 - Machida city council requests regulation of Street View • 2008.10 - Japan: Street View and Public Space • 2008.10 - Japan: Google, the anti-social corporation • 2008.09 - Japan: The true revolution of Google Street View • 2008.09 - Japan: Street View's Missing Streets • 2008.08 - Japan: Debate over Google Street View continues • 2008.08 - Japan: Letter to Google about Street View
  • 70. Privacy = Momentary Anomaly?
  • 71. What is your country’s definition of a Public Place?
  • 72. Idea #1 Online reputation is the currency of the decade
  • 73. Idea #2 “Privacy” is being constantly redefined
  • 74. Idea #3 Be part of the process (since you’re involved anyway)
  • 75. What’s Next?
  • 76. Hope #1 Multiple identities will support free speech (not only real-name)
  • 77. Hope #2 Transparency can bring Empathy (we’re all humans, after all)
  • 78. Contacts www.plus8star.com benjamin@plus8star.com +81 | Japan benjamin0123 +82 | Korea http://twitter.com/plus8star +86 | China Telecom & Internet www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminjoffe + Added Value www.slideshare.net/plus8star * High quality