Jacquelyn Mason

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In my ideation and prototyping graduate course, we were challenged to create a piece of technology that we can expect to see in about 40 years from now. My teammate and I explored the social media algorithm and how it changes what we see based on our searches, likes etc. It is becoming such a huge part of our online experience. We visioned a world where that leaves our screen and merges into our physical world. This seems probable because of how successful and popular this algorithm is becoming. In most types of social media platforms, there is no way to turn off this algorithm so we just accept it and continue browsing. It changes our views of the world and we become ignorant of other perspectives, but this ultimately makes us live happier lives. After all, ignorance is bliss.