Last week I wrote about privacy in:
And I’m particularly happy about this follow-on conversation with Dr. Jörg Wurzer in the form of a podcast.
Jörg is the Founder and CEO of the Hallo Welt Systeme UG in Germany who are also the makers of the Volla Smartphone which I had mentioned in the article. Their main goals are to help people:
Reduce interruptions and enable them to regain focus on what really matters to them;
Leverage smart privacy, i.e. by having the flexibility to choose a cloud provider of their trust in a transparent manner, or, go cold turkey and stay off the cloud;
Find the most secure, yet simple to setup and use, end to end and decentralized communication hardware and software experience of choice.
As Volla is the sponsor of today’s podcast and is currently doing a spring cleaning sale, you get 10% off if you use the coupon “TOBYTALKS”.
During the podcast we touched upon many interesting aspects of privacy — including the importance of not only controlling the software side but also the hardware stack when building for maximum security and smarter privacy.
We also exchanged a few fun movies, including “Her” — the virtual operating system chatting with millions at the same time:
or “Jexi” — the smartphone which is just a tad too clingy:
and finally: “Superintelligence” — well, I’ll let you be the judge:
Taking funny movies aside, there is a certain reality about how AI is shaping our expectations for convenience and affecting collective decision making at large. We may even end up with a situation where a large part of society trusts AI more than their own intelligence.
If a majority believes that AI (because of its access to all our data) knows what’s better for humanity at large — where will this lead our collective intelligence and evolution?
Jörg also recommended the book “Payback” by Frank Schirrmacher for those who want to take a deeper dive into the challenges of the attention economy which is constantly challenged by the complexities of privacy and its clashes with AI.
If you liked this podcast and the references to AI, you may also like:
I hope to see you again on the next podcast and if you have a particular topic of interest, do let me know!
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