Oliver Stone, “Pokemon Go, It is a new level of invasion”
Film director Oliver Stone thinks the future is bleak in a world full of Pokémon Go players.
“[It] is a new level of invasion,” he said of the insanely popular game while on a panel at Comic-Con Thursday, according to BuzzFeed. “It’s the biggest new fastest-growing business ever, and they have invested [a] huge amount of money into — as what surveillance is — data mining. Data mining every single person in this room for information as to what you’re buying, what you like — above all, your behavior.”
Niantic, the company behind the smash-hit Pokemon Go app that uses GPS for its augmented reality experience, has already admitted to some security issues surrounding the Goggle accounts of iOS users. The company made a fix and assured users the app only accesses “basic Google profile information specifically, your User ID and e-mail address.”
But Director Stone, who is promoting his upcoming film “Snowden” about the NSA leaker, is not a fan and thinks such technology could lead to a “Robot Society.”
“It is everywhere. It’s what some people call surveillance capitalism … You’ll see a new form of, frankly, a robot society where they will know how you want to behave, and they will make the mock-up that matches how you behave. It is what they call totalitarianism.”
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