From jocochrane, the cover of g2 containing Oliver Burkeman’s excellent article on how Google and Apple’s digital mapping is mapping us. Some choice quotes:
In an era of previously unimagined opportunities for exploring the far-off and strange, we want mainly to stare at ourselves.
It’s hard to interpret the occasional aerial snapshot of your garden as a big issue when the phone in your pocket is assembling a real-time picture of your movements, preferences and behaviour.
What happens when we come to see the world, to a significant extent, through the eyes of a handful of big companies based in California?