Mechanical Turk and the Danger of Digital Sweatshops

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Mechanical Turk and the Danger of Digital Sweatshops
Commonwealth Club - The Commonwealth Club of California
Imagine a future in which passengers on a subway stare into screens for a few minutes - and earn as much money in that time as their respective skills and stations allow.New projects like Amazon's Mechanical Turk and LiveOps are making the application of human brainpower as purchasable and fungible as additional server rackspace. Zittrain discusses a future in which human computing is ubiquitous and nearly any mental act can be bought and sold.

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