LISNEWS Bookclub: Chapter One of "The Search"
Chapter One has several interesting ideas presented. The author presents a concept called the "Database of Intentions". This database is the aggregate information about what we search for and what we want. The author argues that the "Database of Intentions" is going to be sought out by companies, governments, and people that want money and power. Currently the major online search companies contain the information about the "Datebase of Intentions". (Google, Yahoo, AOL, etc...) The author points out that if you are worried about the government seeing what you read you might be concerned if the Patriot Act were applied to your email account at Yahoo or Google.