WELCOME TO THE MATRIX. Every day it seems like we’re heading toward a life of Technological Slavery, hence the “Matrix”, mixed with a little Government control like the “Minority Report”. With most us handing over our web dignity for free services, tech companies have built an amazing infrastructure that allows them to make billions off our data. I’m no expert at ALL, just a creative that enjoys the freedom technology allows, but I know a few of the costs and benefits on the back-end when you can access user data across an app or website. As a web/ media designer, I work with marketing strategist and programmers who work with technology that does some amazing yet creepy things behind the scenes of the web. So check this Video out shot by NY Times with Jaron Lanier, adjust your thinking for the future.

Lanier argues that every bit of data out there belongs to the person who created it, and if anyone should be getting paid for it, it’s you. He has a plan to make this happen. Read the story here: http://www.nytimes.com/datadignity Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n More from The New York Times Video: http://nytimes.com/video