Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday March 10, 2014

Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It

Raise your hand if you think we should embrace surveillance instead of fighting it. Anyone?

We’re expanding the data sphere to sci-fi levels and there’s no stopping it. Too many of the benefits we covet derive from it. So our central choice now is whether this surveillance is a secret, one-way panopticon آ— or a mutual, transparent kind of "coveillance" that involves watching the watchers. The first option is hell, the second redeemable.