Skip to comments.Google wants to monitor your mental health. Plan to monitor search history and report to gov't
Posted on 10/28/2015 7:15:26 PM PDT by MarchonDC09122009
Telegraph.co.uk Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind Yes, you should tell the computer what you're thinking By James Kirkup 6:24PM GMT 28 Oct 2015 The use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary Next week, Dr Tom Insel leaves his post as head of the US National Institute of Mental Health, a job that made him Americaâs top mental health doctor. Dr Insel is a neuroscientist and a psychiatrist and a leading authority on both the medicine and public policies needed to deal with problems of the mind. Heâs 64 but heâs not retiring. Heâs going to work for Google. More precisely, heâs going to work for Google Life Sciences, one of the more exotic provinces of the online empire. Heâs going to investigate how technology can help diagnose and treat mental health conditions. Google doesnât just want to read your mind, it wants to fix it too. Itâs not alone. Apple, IBM and Intel are among technology companies exploring the same field. IBM this year carried out research with Columbia University that suggested computer analysis of speech patterns can more accurately predict the onset of psychosis than conventional tests involving blood samples or brain scans. **Other researchers theorise that a personâs internet search history or even shopping habits (so handily recorded by your innocuous loyalty card) can identify the first signs of mental illness. Computers can now tell when something is about to go terribly wrong in someoneâs mind. "We now live in a world where your phone might observe you to help assess your mental health." That development is striking enough in itself, but the way in which researchers like Dr Insel want to use this new technological power raises even more questions.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Mind you, this development comes just one day after passage of: CISA Internet UN-PRIVACY bill, which encouraging all commercial businesses to "share" customer data with the government. In order to help ensure cybersecurity...
This also ties in with Obola's 09/15/2015 Executive Order calling for the establishment of a Gov't Interagency Behavioral Analysis citizen database.
Stunning progress for our slack off Marxist Muslim political hack pResident.
See you in the camps.
thing are going to move very fast in the 12 months.
Soviet Style Society bump for later...
If they monitor our comments here during the GOP POTUS primary the nuts meter will go through the roof.
Its crazy season again.
This could be fun. Scripted random searches can pollute the results with so much garbage they won’t be able to make heads or tails of it.
The “computer” can kiss my plus-sized behind.
BTW, just got the red screen of death again. Don’t click on the PA hotel headline.
It’s just another layer of spying.
Change your browser settings and it will go away for good.
Hack into lib neighbors wifi and run google script with extremist search terms.....
Laugh as they take lib neighbors to looney bin....
Well, this goes well with the “tea party” is a bastion of domestic terror meme, eh?
You know this is tied to the WH’s gun grabbing efforts. Always looking for A way to get their foot in the door. I see it as an opportunity to smash a lott of liberal’s toes.
Reason 698,453,257 not to use google or Facebook.
Gov’t sabotage of immigration system, and health care services have necessitated their further intrusion to monitor our ever stressed and distrustful mental health.
For our own good, and that of society.
Machevelli and Orwell would be amazed how fast we’ve fundamentally transformed.
“Yes, we now live in a world where your phone might observe you to help assess your mental health.
If you don’t find that prospect disturbing, you’re either fantastically trusting of companies and governments or you haven’t thought about it enough.
But that feeling of unease should not determine our response to technology in mental health. In fact, we should embrace and encourage the tech giants as they seek to chart the mind and its frailties, albeit on the condition that we can overcome the enormous challenge of devising rules and regulations protecting privacy and consent.
Because, simply, existing healthcare systems are failing and will continue to fail on mental health.”
Will we get to monitor the politician's mental heath and online purchase history too?
Who is going to “monitor” little Tommy Insel’s mental health? That’s what I want to know.
That’s quite an amusing compilation you’ve contributed.
Everything’s gonna be fine ;n)
Big Brother is watching, and Google has joined in the Group Hate.
Ah, ah, ahh - mind your manners with your minders, Mr. Sanders!
They say, good for thee, but not for me -
Minority Report Pre-crime citizen profiling comes to mind.
RE: “> “Mind you, this development comes just one day after passage of: CISA Internet UN-PRIVACY bill, which encouraging all commercial businesses to “share” customer data with the government. In order to help ensure cybersecurity... This also ties in with Obola’s 09/15/2015 Executive Order calling for the establishment of a Gov’t Interagency Behavioral Analysis citizen database.”
Will we get to monitor the politician’s mental heath and online purchase history too?”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.