The Guardian's Julia Powles writes about how with the advent of artificial intelligence and so-called "machine learning," this society is increasingly a world where decisions are more shaped by calculations and data analytics rather than traditional human judgement:
Justin Huntsdale, Katina Michael, and Lauren Thrift. "Unliking Facebook - the social media addiction that has you by the throat"ABC Illawarra Jan. 2015. Original source document here: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2015/01/23/4167400.htm
"At the top of your Facebook profile where you can write something for everyone to see, it asks 'What's on your mind'?
The answer is fast becoming 'this, at the expense of a lot else'."
Thanks for the link KMA. But I gotta tell you- I found this very disturbing! Especially after watching Frankenstein again on the plane home from Dubai last month.
This article makes reference to Sherry Turkle's work (her name spelt incorrectly in the article). I'd thoroughly recommend her book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, which deals with this subject of robots---amongst other pertinent aspects of technology and the impact on relationships...
Thanks to Antonietta for the link.