Why Targeted Ads Anger Neil deGrasse Tyson

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  • adrian valverde
    adrian valverde  5 hours back

    Google suggestions are Determinism animated.

    • Nicholas Cicotte
      Nicholas Cicotte  22 hours back

      If someone brings you to the wine you want, it’s inevitable to see other wines, therefore you’re still able to experience that randomness

      When you get an add from something that’s assumed by google or what not, they give you more than one, their goal is to make you buy more shit, so going to show you more shit as well as what you could want, they always put that randomness

      • Ryan Davidson
        Ryan Davidson  1 days back

        I've never bought something becauae an ad for it was spammed in my face while online. If you want a sure fire way for me to not buy your product is to spam an ad for it in my face. I instantly hate your business when a pop up ad gets spammed in my face.

        • Thor Erling Iversen
          Thor Erling Iversen  1 days back

          So when did Mr. Tyson stop beeing a gentleman?

          • issaciams
            issaciams  2 days back

            Im with Degrasse on this one. Tech is becoming far too intrusive in our lives. I can't stand that every single site wants to store cookies on my devices. It is an invasion of privacy.

            • Igor Kneževic
              Igor Kneževic  2 days back

              Every time i hear him talking i hate him more and more

              • Igor Kneževic
                Igor Kneževic  2 days back

                As digital marketer fuck you

                • Roy Rosario
                  Roy Rosario  2 days back

                  they just seeing my powers -,-

                  • Trevor Morrice
                    Trevor Morrice  2 days back

                    I cant believe people expect these free apps and services to not sell your info.
                    Google search doesn't have to be free!
                    Your smart speakers are 30 bucks for a reason!
                    Choose between paying with your money or paying with your data.
                    Which would you rather give?

                    • Cato
                      Cato  2 days back

                      Really interesting way to look at this, I just value my privacy more than anything but this is also true.

                      • KhenpoDub
                        KhenpoDub  3 days back

                        I have worked for Google, Facebook, and now am Marketing Manager for clothing. Believe me, if Google does a certain type of targetting, it's because it works. There are many A/B testing going on, and they just serve you the one that best works for them.

                        • Jonte Tomte
                          Jonte Tomte  3 days back

                          I have always felt like big tech is taking awat our fredom.
                          And i have dond the nececary steps to reducd their workings.

                          • MTPatriot1787
                            MTPatriot1787  3 days back

                            Damn. I was on the fence about NGT, and his general views but I like his Clint Eastwood philosophy on this.

                            • MTPatriot1787
                              MTPatriot1787  3 days back

                              The man that is so open the universe is also closed off in her personal "space". I love it as much as I find it ironic as fuck.

                          • Swaraj Mishra
                            Swaraj Mishra  3 days back

                            On this segment, i'm with NDT

                            • ultrafuego
                              ultrafuego  3 days back

                              Damn, Tyson made a good point

                              • Gabriel Gutt
                                Gabriel Gutt  3 days back

                                I actually do understand what Neil is saying

                                • Console Stick
                                  Console Stick  3 days back

                                  I feel like these targeted ads are like when you're on your phone watching something or thinking of buying something that may be a bit embarrassing for you and someone you know snoops what on your phone and then someday they text you a link or buy you a gift of that emb thing and you feel invaded. it's like the same thing. it's invasion of privacy no matter if it's online or irl

                                  • Calvin Wayman
                                    Calvin Wayman  3 days back

                                    I want to use Facebook and YouTube ads now to target Starry Night clothing and accessories to every scientist named "Neil" just to see what happens lol

                                    • Xentradi97
                                      Xentradi97  3 days back

                                      Simply put, it takes away a man's right and sense of discovery. And dehumizes us by reducing or completely removing human factor. While this may have advantages in reducing road accidents and human mistakes in manufacturing, it marginalizes all of us as a simple data point.

                                      • Kung Lao
                                        Kung Lao  3 days back

                                        Life in America revolves around consumer culture so you shouldn't really be surprised when corporations are using every dirty trick in the book to try and sell us shit. They will invade anything and everything to try and squeeze every dime out of you.

                                        • DZurV
                                          DZurV  3 days back

                                          Someone clip this @7:16 And make a clip out of it please do something with it

                                          • DZurV
                                            DZurV  3 days back

                                            And then what I had said was @7:16

                                            • DZurV
                                              DZurV  3 days back

                                              I agree with Mr. Tyson on this one. No meat

                                              • Trik Stari
                                                Trik Stari  3 days back

                                                I work in I.T.


                                                They are listening at ALL TIMES. So is your phone, especially if you have Facebook installed and not denied all permissions. There are plenty of other apps that do this as well. Just look back through I.T. News circles and articles and you'll find plenty of evidence. The mainstream just doesn't pay attention to it.

                                                • IAM GENISIS
                                                  IAM GENISIS  3 days back

                                                  Holy fuck, neil is a cunt.

                                                  • Kayem237
                                                    Kayem237  3 days back

                                                    The pregnancy thing is actually worse. She wasn't googling pregnancy tests. It was an algorithm that determined that based on changes in her behavior and habits that she was pregnant.

                                                    • Ashton Gilmore
                                                      Ashton Gilmore  3 days back

                                                      7:16 "how do you know bitch?" - neill

                                                      • John Kotz
                                                        John Kotz  3 days back

                                                        Nobody reads the fine print! The phone user gives permission as soon as they press I Agree...

                                                        • John Kress
                                                          John Kress  3 days back

                                                          I'm with Neil on this. Technology is definitely invading our privacy and although it can sometimes be convenient I would rather it just stay the heck out of my business.

                                                          • mike anderson
                                                            mike anderson  3 days back

                                                            you guys should try the add on "stumble upon". It takes you to random websites. There is a rating system so its not taking you to anything adult unless you ask it to and you can say topics you like or dont like, but you dont need to put those in. Its pretty fun from time to time.

                                                            • DANNY M
                                                              DANNY M  3 days back

                                                              Neil degeasse "interrupting" tyson

                                                              • James Sloan
                                                                James Sloan  3 days back

                                                                Joe, quit defending them there is nothing positive about what Google is doing.

                                                                • Sam Turner
                                                                  Sam Turner  4 days back

                                                                  In the old days, Customer Service used to make a big deal out of picking the 'right time' to approach a customer. When you take a course in Customer Service skills there is much to learn about making customers feel comfortable. About not invading their privacy, or rather invading it in a polite and brief manner. Anything I can help you with Sir? No? I'll be there if you need me sir.


                                                                  Now? Ads are forced in your face while you're in the middle of a wank. I don't even give ads a second thought let alone a visit. They NEVER get any sales out of me.

                                                                  • Mike Hurst
                                                                    Mike Hurst  4 days back

                                                                    Hear this at 1.25x and Neil sounds soooo much more pissed off and Hulk angry

                                                                    • kill switch
                                                                      kill switch  4 days back

                                                                      “How do you know, bitch?”-N.D.T.

                                                                      • Jeff Hill
                                                                        Jeff Hill  4 days back

                                                                        He sometimes puts way to much thought Into some things whenever someone asks me if i need help finding something I always say no thanks just looking u don't have to let anyone influence you to do anything

                                                                        • Ray
                                                                          Ray  4 days back

                                                                          Neil is like an ad for Joe. Shows up unexpectedly when Joe talks.

                                                                          • Merrick _
                                                                            Merrick _  4 days back

                                                                            Hmm not a great answer

                                                                            • Ev Gallagher
                                                                              Ev Gallagher  4 days back

                                                                              There is no such thing as privacy anymore.

                                                                              • T U R K - 1 8 2
                                                                                T U R K - 1 8 2  4 days back

                                                                                This reminds me of when he explained why he doesn't use a phone case

                                                                                • Alastair Stephen
                                                                                  Alastair Stephen  4 days back

                                                                                  3:19 damnn FACTS 💯🔥

                                                                                  • That guy
                                                                                    That guy  4 days back

                                                                                    Google maps is very accurate from traffic flow to how long a journey will be And everyone shares their issues, like accidents, speed camera ECT. Unlike old tom toms sat nav which never updated itself and i used to pretty much ignore it (regarding to traffic as it was always wrong)

                                                                                    • TeddyRuxpin
                                                                                      TeddyRuxpin  4 days back

                                                                                      wow that was an uncomfortable and intense conversation

                                                                                      • 308328928
                                                                                        308328928  4 days back

                                                                                        Why would anyone put that in their place?

                                                                                        • Clear Focus Flims
                                                                                          Clear Focus Flims  4 days back

                                                                                          I mean people are saying they are pissed at eachother but honestly they are just having a passionate conversation with emotion like grow up people they aren’t mad at eachother they are disagreeing and it’s normal this is what our world needs to learn more about. Disagreeing isn’t a bad thing

                                                                                          • Eric D
                                                                                            Eric D  4 days back

                                                                                            NDT almost went into his final form there for a minute.

                                                                                            • Drr Dank
                                                                                              Drr Dank  4 days back

                                                                                              Seems weird hearing Neil degrasse be illogical

                                                                                              • Thomas Greene
                                                                                                Thomas Greene  4 days back

                                                                                                How tf is it not illegal