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I have not set up Facebook, Youtube, or Google Plus connections for this blog, but lo and behold, the Internet has auto-generated one for me. You can visit the HISTORIES OF THINGS TO COME Youtube channel, courtesy of anonymous computer algorithms and cryptic Youtube-Google interfaces, here. The channel contains all the Youtube videos I have discussed in various posts. While convenient, it proves my comment (here) that you do not know how the Web is busy zombifying your identity and content while you are not watching.
In a similar manner, bloggers and social media enthusiasts since 2009 have had an automatically-generated online Klout ranking, which is becoming a factor in employment hiring decisions (Hat tip: JenX67). But would Klout-hungry employers hire me - or my online zombie avatar?
Like identical twins who trade off on each other's classes at school or on dates, it would be nice to send a Klout-points-garnering zombie avatar in to work to sit through the 9-to-5, while its originator stays home to write novels. But then, of course, the avatar would insidiously take over. Maybe it already has! We need David Cronenberg to film EXistenZ, part 2.
ADDENDUM (2015): The Youtube auto-channel for this blog disappeared as mysteriously as it appeared.