Digital Vigilance

Murat Durmus (CEO @AISOMA_AG)
3 min readMay 12, 2024
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The risk lies not in the code or the algorithm but in our human frailty — the tendency to let our guard down, lulled by the illusion of a faceless, judgment-free companion.

Imagine a busy marketplace where whispers of secrets go unnoticed in the hustle and bustle. The risk with chatbots is similar: the more we get involved, the more our sense of privacy fades, and confidential thoughts slip out into the ether unhindered. We, the modern Sisyphean workers, push the data block uphill without paying attention to the prying eyes and ears of our digital environment.

Murat Durmus

René Descartes might have formulated his famous dictum: “I think, therefore I am… vulnerable.” In this context, our thoughts, our innermost being, become the currency of a new economy that trades in privacy and trust.

Users need to be better educated, trained, and protected, not just for procedural reasons but as a profound act of self-protection. Education is our shield; training is our sword, and protection is our fortress. We must become digital warriors, empowered by the knowledge that every keystroke is a potential breach in our defenses.

Michel Foucault would probably suggest that the panopticon of digital surveillance is an excellent, silent watchdog over our interactions. To counter this, we must cultivate a vigilant awareness, a critical eye scrutinizing the seemingly innocuous.

In essence, being more aware is about vigilance and reclaiming our autonomy in an increasingly connected but isolating world. The price of convenience must not be our sovereignty. We must not drift into a sea of revelations like castaways in the information age.



Murat Durmus (CEO @AISOMA_AG)

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