Why You Should Be Getting Paid for Your Data | NYT Opinion


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  • Stalking Victor In Austin Texas

    11:10. - So, silencing or turning down the amplification of anyone’s concern or fear on topics or subjects on the internet is democracy? Who decides this, an algorithm? Aliens? Elite? Elected officials? A dozen people that don’t truly represent me or millions of others? It’s broken already and it’s not even happened yet.

    • lord reyna
      lord reyna  14 hours back

      At first I was like, hmm good to see Jonathan Davis not yelling at me 😂 jk

      • Kenbomp
        Kenbomp  1 days back

        Great idea it would work better if diminished returns.

        • who dat
          who dat  1 days back

          🖖Yang2020.com to get your data check.

          • Greyson
            Greyson  1 days back

            Andrew Yang 2020!

            • Jason Felice
              Jason Felice  21 hours back

              Yang ripped him so he should hire him

          • F T
            F T  2 days back

            Yang Gang !!! Forward !!!

            • maisey1852
              maisey1852  2 days back

              I love this but how can it get started , how much will it cost to set up and I would be inclined to think, companies using our data wouldn’t agree bc all this cash is going to them but I do live this idea

              • Tybo Audio
                Tybo Audio  2 days back

                I wanna smoke weed with this guy low key

                • Darren Pasemko
                  Darren Pasemko  2 days back

                  Proactive Criticism. Love it. Thanks Jaron! Thanks NYT! Nothing but earnest love for this video. Youtube, where's my user payment for this comment? Also, time for me to pay for your servce, but not until the business model changes. Get on with the new internet!

                  • no _debt
                    no _debt  2 days back

                    Why does it seem he's the only guy that touches this subject?

                    • D J
                      D J  22 hours back

                      He's not....I posted a document on Reddit some time back describing this issue. Check it out if you'd like: https://www.reddit.com/user/legolas0916/comments/8qpihq/hai_human_assisted_intelligence_steemit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

                    • Kenbomp
                      Kenbomp  1 days back

                      Cause everyone else wants their cut

                  • Monetising Dissent
                    Monetising Dissent  2 days back

                    "Data is the new oil."
                    Yep, and we already live in ever-increasing data/message pollution, heading straight for the Dystopia Jaron describes.(If we're not already there)
                    What we easily forget about Information is that it requires Energy to create, store and transport. Jarons plan sounds nice but it will just increase the huge amounts of energy already needed to run the Net, by adding another cascade of data energy from every single Info-event. Data centres use huge amounts of power, adding to the overall energy-use bill, and inevitably adding proportional heat to the system. Apple wanted to build a data centre in Ireland which would have used as much power as Dublin, the largest city of 1.5 million people....! ?
                    Haven't even mentioned how financial Power will act as it always does....to maintain itself, like banks, corporations seeking monopoly
                    Or the possible adverse mental health effects.
                    Remember the opening scene of Johnny Mnemonic where people were twitching and jerking from NAS(Nerve Attenuation Syndrome), or Information Overload....?

                    • Jeffrey Smith
                      Jeffrey Smith  2 days back

                      Since you now get this NYT you need to get on board and push Andrew Yang, the only candidate who groks this.

                      • S AVANT
                        S AVANT  3 days back

                        Again, Andrew Yang is ahead of our times and seeing this as a real issue. #YANG2020

                        • Redro Wollof T'nod
                          Redro Wollof T'nod  24 hours back

                          Jaron Lanier doesn't like UBI and hates Yang quoting him> https://youtu.be/fdohkulww0k?t=2461

                      • John Champagne
                        John Champagne  3 days back

                        The idea that a small family COULD earn $20,000/yr from the value of their data pertains to families that earn many tens of thousands of dollars per year. Not to families that earn $22,000/yr.

                        I think paying for services we use is a better model. (I pay YouTube, rather than watch ads.) I agree that we should own our data. But I don't much care for the idea that we will still be advertised at, but we will get a check as the manager of our own personal advertising account  (The idea that our data is valuable only makes sense if it is being used in marketing campaigns.)

                        Compare the estimated value of data (for some families) with the estimated value of natural wealth [$100/day per person, for everyone on Earth (not just for the affluent)]. (Robert Costanza, et al; Nature; 2014)

                        We should make industries pay fees when they put pollution, deplete resources or destroy wildlife habitat. If random polls show that most people think there's not too much of this or that kind of impact, then we will know that the associated fee is set at the right amount.

                        Sharing fee proceeds to all people would end poverty throughout the world. (This should be a global policy. Natural wealth belongs to all. If it is applied only in some nations, industries would tend to flee to the more lax jurisdictions.)

                        Letter to the Editor: What we don't learn from the news...

                        • Jacqueline Wernett
                          Jacqueline Wernett  3 days back

                          Blessing from Jacova 11

                          • Juliana Katz
                            Juliana Katz  3 days back

                            Love this!

                            • Daniel Cornelison
                              Daniel Cornelison  3 days back

                              Youtube Andrew Yang!

                              • Jason Felice
                                Jason Felice  21 hours back

                                Dude this cats been doing it for decades. Yang ripped him

                            • Liza'sLucky5
                              Liza'sLucky5  3 days back

                              So if AI will be able to do everything for humans, and human will have time for anything. There could be another creative renaissance around he corner?

                              • Jacob Yahiayan
                                Jacob Yahiayan  3 days back

                                It supports our Global Citizen News; New for the Human Race By the Human Race (data matric)

                                • Kevin Lopez
                                  Kevin Lopez  3 days back

                                  This is why we need Andrew Yang as president.

                                  • Remix Tapes
                                    Remix Tapes  2 days back

                                    @Kevin I agree.

                                  • Jina Gibson
                                    Jina Gibson  2 days back

                                    Kevin Lopez anybody not trying to replicate every other failure.

                                • James Moore
                                  James Moore  4 days back


                                  Yang Gang

                                  • Clayton Bennett
                                    Clayton Bennett  4 days back

                                    What do you mean that our future is being reduced?

                                    • Clayton Bennett
                                      Clayton Bennett  4 days back

                                      This is kind of ironic. I now feel like I should get off YouTube.

                                      • smy l
                                        smy l  4 days back

                                        This video gives the same message as what popular social media likes to have, the message that instills fear and anger. It just sounds like hype that hit the other cheek. Do better, NYT, I am disappointed.

                                        • Rayn B
                                          Rayn B  4 days back


                                          • Pheon McBride
                                            Pheon McBride  4 days back

                                            These devices l'm so sure are listening. Certain discussions I've had with family... End up in my news feed or in pop-in ads.

                                            • Paul Michel
                                              Paul Michel  4 days back

                                              VALUE, YES. MANIPULATION, NO!!

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                                                • Small Potatoes
                                                  Small Potatoes  5 days back

                                                  Well ain't it great that there's a candidate who has already thought about this: https://www.yang2020.com/policies/data-property-right/

                                                  • Alex Linnenkohl
                                                    Alex Linnenkohl  5 days back

                                                    voice.com will fix this

                                                    • Jeffrey Chiu
                                                      Jeffrey Chiu  6 days back

                                                      Freedom dividend and human capitalism is the best of both socialism and capitalism.

                                                      • Ricky Berwick
                                                        Ricky Berwick  6 days back

                                                        Wow this is amazing. Data ownership is coming - eos - voice. com - Edna - own it

                                                        • Jeffrey Chiu
                                                          Jeffrey Chiu  6 days back


                                                          • hello
                                                            hello  6 days back

                                                            Yang 2020!

                                                            • Dallas Segno
                                                              Dallas Segno  6 days back

                                                              I already pay the internet company to use the internet you clown

                                                              • Elons Musket
                                                                Elons Musket  6 days back

                                                                The Replacements, aka...the Replicants, the Robots, Androids, "the next race", etc...
                                                                .... will be built from OUR data.
                                                                Keep that in mind.

                                                                • Kantnklaar
                                                                  Kantnklaar  7 days back

                                                                  Yes make money the motivation behind social and economic decisions and behaviour! What could possibly go wrong. I mean it has been going swell until now with capitalism right? Right?

                                                                  • Kantnklaar
                                                                    Kantnklaar  7 days back

                                                                    "Honeh, according to Google Trends this is the most lucrative moment to make a baby and keep a vlog on it!"

                                                                • Ekaterian Gaming
                                                                  Ekaterian Gaming  1 weeks back

                                                                  This needs so many more views wtf

                                                                  • Post Oak
                                                                    Post Oak  1 weeks back

                                                                    You've really got your finger on the pulse. Amazing! Thank you.

                                                                    • phillip st
                                                                      phillip st  1 weeks back

                                                                      wealth isn't created from generosity but greed and now i am charging anyone who reads this one hundred dollars ...you're lucky i didn't say billion ...money causes mouths to drool like rabies

                                                                      • Roselight Cafe
                                                                        Roselight Cafe  1 weeks back

                                                                        Oooh sure hope you are right! Sounds like a plan… Now… How do you get it implemented…? Good luck and God speed❗️

                                                                        • 1Ephraimite
                                                                          1Ephraimite  5 days back

                                                                          Andrew Yang is a Democratic presidential candidate who has a policy to make our data financially viable for us...the owners of said data. This is how we start, how far we can take it is entirely up to us.

                                                                      • Dallas Segno
                                                                        Dallas Segno  1 weeks back

                                                                        one man's idea is always the solution for every person. I say, down with tech. ironically AND seriously. take my phone, I don't care.

                                                                        • Dallas Segno
                                                                          Dallas Segno  1 weeks back

                                                                          Netflix sucks btw

                                                                          • Andre Pop
                                                                            Andre Pop  1 weeks back

                                                                            Yep, Andrew Yang has my vote!

                                                                            • Dallas Segno
                                                                              Dallas Segno  1 weeks back

                                                                              I just want to make sure I can still get paid for broadcasting murder. and I can still spend my money for murdering people after being released from jail.

                                                                              • Sebastian Erazo
                                                                                Sebastian Erazo  2 weeks back

                                                                                He’s Post Malone’s ultimate evolution

                                                                                • J luke
                                                                                  J luke  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Conciousness is the currency. Remove your focus remove their power.

                                                                                  • Redro Wollof T'nod
                                                                                    Redro Wollof T'nod  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Andrew Yang is not endored by Jaron Lanier. Jaron Lanier has said explicitly that he wishes Yang would stop misquoting him.