Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook are running our lives (here we go again…)


It’s possible that this entire day is delineated by a handful of technology companies. Google Home wakes you up in the morning and later, Google recommends a lunch spot – it even gives you live information on how busy it is. It is partly responsible for your cab home, as Google is an investor in Uber. You checked in with friends on Facebook on that morning commute (you might have also used the Facebook “check-in” feature at your lunch spot).

The Trump piece you read is courtesy of the Washington Post, owned by Jeff Bezos, the man behind Amazon. Amazon is also responsible for recognising that your fridge is out of butter, and the TV show you watch? Even if you are watching Netflix and not Amazon Prime, Netflix would not exist without Amazon, as Amazon owns the web cloud services its rival uses. With an 18% share of the smartphone market, it’s likely the apps you use are running on an iPhone. No? Well, maybe you have an Android device – owned by Google… More at The Guardian.

Our lives have always been run by large organisations. Governments, train companies, the post office etc.

Enough with the anything new and tech-related is bad. By all means be aware, but seriously…

One thought on “Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook are running our lives (here we go again…)

  1. I’m sure electricity was once considered by many to be the devil’s work.

    And I know that someone out there was dying to comment “You mean it isn’t???”

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