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Eyes wide open.

Or will they just track our every move?

April25

I came across this piece from NPR explaining our UPS is using tracking technology to monitor their driver’s every move, in order to increase productivity.  Computers in the trucks track everything– how many times the van doors are opened, how long it takes a driver to back up, how often the driver buckles his or her seat belt, etc.  This article made me think of my previous post about a robot takeover in the labor market. Maybe it won’t just be a droid coup, but the bots will actually become our supervisors, monitoring our performance and acting as Big Brother.

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