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William Gibson on How Social Media is Invading Our Dreams

William Gibson likens the erosion of privacy to being absorbed by a 'benign Borg', and talks about how technology drives change... albeit in a random way.

In this clip, William talks about...

How social media is like Star Trek's the Borg
"It's like a benign Borg absorption. I can only imagine that social media will literally invade our dreams... we haven't been there before, but we'll like some things about it and we won't like other things about it. We didn't really decide to go this route. If technology is the change driver - and nobody's deciding what technologies are going to emerge... it's random, in the way that evolution is."