First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society

Here is one final, short post for today!

I am fascinated to see how the rise of computation is impacting our society, and particularly the algorithms that are increasingly determining our future & our opinions.

In one example, algorithm-driven personalised news can surround us with information that generally agrees with our existing opinions. This creates a pretty scary feedback effect, where one’s opinions are no longer easily calibrated against the backdrop of the rest of the people out there.

In another example, I found this dating article to be rather riveting. Online dating algorithms may be driving a major shift in the nature of society – promoting interracial marriage, for instance. Over many years, these dating algorithms can actually re-shape our society …

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609091/first-evidence-that-online-dating-is-changing-the-nature-of-society/

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