Objective Nonsense (part 12)

Jan Chipchase

Within a few years time, in any part of the world where there is a cellular data connection you’ll be able to point camera phone at someone’s face and know within a reasonable time-frame and level of certainty who they are, their history and their history of interactions. And the same goes for them of you.

The question is: who is pointing the camera?

Who are they sharing with?

And what motivates them?

The age of the impartial observer is dead.

Jan Chipchase, Executive Creative Director of Global Insights @ Frog Design …  (He’s also included on Fortune’s 2010 list of the Smartest People in Tech.)

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We agree. Which makes us wonder why the Editor of our Society’s official journal still insists on saying things like this: 

In a world full of shrill voices and agendas, we at National Geographic are committed to an unbiased presentation of facts. … It’s what we’ve been doing for more than 120 years.
— Chris Johns, Editor of National Geographic

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≡  photo of Jan Chipchase via Fortune

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