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AmericanScience: A Team Blog: 23andMe: Genetic Testing or Bioprospecting?
"On the one hand, Wojcicki highlighted her desire to empower consumer-patients by circumventing the medical establishment and making data available
technology  silicon-valley  consumerism  data  ownership  information  asymmetrical  sts 
april 2012 by tsuomela
An ethical bargain - O'Reilly Radar
"Okay ... Let me just ask this: If you are involved in data capture, analytics, or customer marketing in your company, would you be embarrassed to admit to your neighbor what about them you capture, store and analyze? Would you be willing to send them a zip file with all of it to let them see it? If the answer is "no," why not? If I might hazard a guess at the answer, it would be because real relationships aren't built on asymmetry, and you know that. But rather than eliminate that awkward source of asymmetry, you hide it."
ethics  business  data-mining  privacy  corporation  asymmetrical  information  information-ethics 
july 2011 by tsuomela
interfluidity » Two followups, in way too many words
Useful comments on non-evaluable industry and Marxism/liberal capitalism.
economics  asymmetrical  information  education  capitalism 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Overcoming Bias: Fairness vs. Goodness
"Life doesn't always hand you fair games, and the best we can do for each other is play them positive-sum." illustrated with a bit of history from game theory.
game-theory  history  fairness  prisoners-dilemma  asymmetrical  payoff  utility 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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