Opinions are measured by asking the same questions over time. This way public opinion can be measured and changes in the public opinion can be viewed.
However the public opinion only measures the questions asked and no other questions. If you do not know which questions to ask, do you know enough? However that is the problem with trying to analyze something. If you do not know about it, how can you think of the questions to ask? That is my critic to all types of measurments trying to understand the public opinion.
You must really be a person “thinking out of the box” and have a vivid imagination to be able to find new ways to think about measurements. That isn’t something everyone has. You have to have a imagination that can take you to a new frontier. That is how you can see something before others can.
I think that is what Facebook and Google and such companies are trying to do. Trying to understand you with analysis before you do it, by tracking you. This way I am thinking what they really want is to predict the future.
Who might want to predict the future? Perhaps a person that wants to prepare actions, earn money and such. So that can be both companies and states. And who doesn’t want to predict the future? Imagine you having the answers about the market before the market changes. Doesn’t that give you an advantage?
If we compare the gaming systems, that is exactly how they work. So by predicting what horse will win the race you might win money. Do you agree? If you predict right the horse wins. If you predict wrong the horse make you lose money.
Well, in a world were money rules people will always try to make money. I think that in the end people, animals and nature suffer. We need nature in order for our planets eco-system to work. Everything is very much connected. Inbalance leads to some animals dying out and so on. Poisioning the Earth makes people being able to use less piece of land. That means less space for growing food. I hope these few examples are enough to make you understand. Oki?
Well, what I am saying is that you are giving away to much information for the world, to the Internet, to the state, to everything really! And you are doing it freely. I think we should legislate so that you may be anonymous for real. Even to the state. But this is not how our society of Sweden or many other countries work.
In Sweden we have statistics on everything, so the Swedish government can make a lot of measurements about people. I look at statistics to, to prove my point. However I think that statistics are bad. Even though I always run into it, I always think of statistics as bad, even though I use it.
By knowing your every move, i.e. the latest function from a Facebook application, they can predict were you will be at certain points. If you always do things the same, then they will be able to predict it pretty good. This is how it is. Do you want them to know what you do before even you know it? They know it because humans are people of habits. We like to do things the same way. Do you want the world to know what your future moves are? Do you really? If you do not, start anonymizing yourself online. Stop giving away information that you are not really willing to share. Still need to be online? Share what you think is useless, even if dots are connected. Do not share everything. Just saying. Have a nice evening.