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6, 2011. (REUTERS/Jacques Brinon/Pool/File Photo) A recently surfaced Google video discusses a creepy concept for collecting vast quantities of user data that could span generations.

The video, which was obtained by The Verge, paints an unsettling picture of how data could theoretically be harnessed on an epic scale. The Verge reports that the video was produced in 2016 by X, a research and development subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet.

X, formerly known as Google X, describes itself as a “moonshot factory” focused on developing technologies to make the world “a radically better place.” ELON MUSK SAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS HUMANITY’S ‘BIGGEST RISK’ The Verge reports that the 9-minute video, entitled “The Selfish Ledger,” was shared internally within Google. The video examines the possibility of a dystopian world where our use of devices such as smartphones creates a sort of digital DNA, which, like physical DNA, could exist within the context of future generations. Read more from…

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