The World We Live In Now

Saturday, 7:30pm: I’m sitting in a restaurant, eating dinner beneath a television that is showing the PBR Minneapolis Invitational rodeo bull-riding event, and I’m learning about the sport and commenting on it.

Saturday, 8:15pm: Facebook shows me my first suggested post for a site streaming rodeo stuff online:

As I’ve said before in my conspiracy theory voice, it’s not just your phone that’s listening to you. All the phones are listening to you, and they all know your voice.

Now, I just have to wonder what I’ve said that has Facebook showing me random car posts in Spanish:

Tomorrow’s headline, today: Someone is arrested and prosecuted for a precrime because The Algorithms mistook someone else’s voice recorded on someone else’s phone.

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