It’s likely that Google knows a fair bit about you. After all, they know where you live and where you want to go, help you find what you’re searching for, read your email and your IMs, know what’s on your calendar, moderate your discussion groups, and even scan your essays and spreadsheets.
Most of the time, this seems totally normal, but once in a while we ought to ask questions about what this all means. Should we be worried about our privacy? About our sense of self? Thank goodness there are experts on hand to help us sort it all out.
This Thursday, McGill prof Darin Barney will be delivering the 2007 Hart House Lecture, “One Nation Under Google.” Barney will examine the challenges that living in a technological society poses for the practice of citizenship.
Barney will deliver his lecture on Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Hart House. The event is free, but tickets need to be reserved through UofTtix.