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Algorithms making me nuts!

I like music and yes I am of a certain age so there is a certain music I am a fan of. I use Spotify regularly sure. But for the love of the algorithm can you not give me the same 20 bands? Am a that predictable? Do I like the same things over and over again?

There is something happening in the world and it’s over optimization. Technology is feeding us the same things it knows we like over and over again and it’s easy to watch it and so it feeds the beast again and again.

The only way to break out of it is to consciously listen to new things that you will not like. Things that are unusual. Thinga that are out of your cohort of age, time and cultural place. If you do that? Sometimes you’ll get something new in the algorithm… But mostly? It’s more of the same

Anyone else having this issue? Where your search results feel the same? Your music feels the same? You watch the same type of shows? It’s very easy to get stuck into the machine? What do you do to break out?

By Laurent Courtines

I'm here and I am ready to go. Been doing my homework and I have things to say.

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