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To cite a philosophy quote by "Geostorm": "If we're always being watched, then what's the point of hiding anything?"?

Asked by luigirovatti (2327points) February 7th, 2018

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elbanditoroso's avatar

The author David Brin wrote pretty much the same thing in his book The Transparent Society link. Your quote from Geostorm (whatever that is) is nothing new.

The fundamental issue boils down to “since nothing is private, privacy doesn’t matter” – and that can be seen as liberating.

@luigirovatti – what was your question?

Zaku's avatar

If we’re always being watched, then why aren’t we all rejecting that?

The idea of surrendering to everything always being watched and recorded disgusts and infuriates me.

KNOWITALL's avatar

But thats sacrificing freedom for security is it not? I don’t have anything to hide but it feels invasive. Factually yes we have little privacy just the illusion, which is what people are afraid of losing imo.

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