That’s what SEO is after all. It’s taking an algorithm that is obscure in it’s implementation figuring out critical parameters, and making a website improve those parameters in order to improve the order a page rank shows up in.
I’ve discussed about ceding authority to software before. What happens when a group of people figures out how to do this for hiring algorithms like the ones made at HireVue?
What happens when people do this for credit at companies like Apple?
It’s growing increasingly likely that those who figure out how to hack algorithms of our world will be winners on the path society is heading down.
Is that what we want?