The good news is that the required level of prediction to understand cause and effect of manipulation is much higher than currently achievable.
The bad news:
1: That doesn't keep them from trying and causing unexpected consequences.
2: States are getting more and more of that data, and they've got tried and tested methods to manipulate people ... physically if needed.
3: By surveying users in this way, is Silicon Valley legitimises surveillance states and undermines democracy.
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