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02/17/21
Chemical Enterprise and Surveillance Capitalism
Filed under: Recent Posts, Observ. Trends, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 2:54 pm

Computers, it was reported in 2020, quantum simulated a simple
chemical reaction.

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John Pople and and Walter Kohn were awarded the Nobel for
contributions and developing the use of computers to understand
chemical structures with quantum mechanical concepts. (1998)
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To my knowledge little has been described about the impact of
surveillance capitalism as described by Shoshana Zuboff on
the chemical enterprise.
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Sure, we can order chemicals using computers, manage
accounting and monitor reactions by computers, but in many
realms from politics to social physics to organizational behavior
to raw economics, surveillance capitalism is dominating 
21st century life. 
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It is commodification of personal data.  The
extension to chemistry where data is compiled and analyzed 
with computers is only a matter of time to find applications.  

2 Responses to “Chemical Enterprise and Surveillance Capitalism”

  1. site admin Says:


    Examples:
    stealing corporate secrets
    espionage
    scooping emerging concepts
  2. site admin Says:


    Paragraph from Zuboff, “…Surveillance Capitalism…”

    “The word “search” has meant a daring existential journey,
    not a ‘finger tap’ to already existing answers; that a “friend”
    is an embodied mystery that can be forged only face-to-face
    and heart-to-heart; and that recognition is the glimmer of
    homecoming we experience in our beloved’s facial recognition.
    It is not ok to have our best instincts for connection, empathy,
    and information exploited by draconian ‘quid pro quo’ that
    holds these goods hostage to the pervasive strip search of
    our lives.
     [My insertion to make clear.]
    It is not ok to have every move, utterance, emotion, and
    desire to be catalogued, manipulated and then used
    surreptitiously to herd us through the future tense for the
    sake of someone else’s profits.”

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