On :birdsite: @SamHarrisOrg said:
"Welcome to the panopticon...
China becomes an episode of Black Mirror"
and shared this article:

to which my response was:
"Give it 5-10 years, then we'll have it too, but with better marketing, but effectively similar.
IIRC Eindhoven has a system (in pilot?) 'similar' as shown in the head picture (Person of Interest style) ... for a snitch city project. Fighting crime and/or terrorism will be used too"


VICE did a report on the current state of surveillance in China:

h/t @openoms

Black Mirror (and SkyNet) is referenced in a positive way ... 🙃
Also mentioned that the technology is used in a Berlin metro station and student in France are tracked whether they're paying attention.
And all the 'better marketing' slogans.

I was WAY too optimistic with my 5-10 years. And people are starting to consider this (facial recognition stuff) normal.

Awesome :'(

State of of students in the USA:

twitter thread about it: twitter.com/hypervisible/statu

h/t @onepict

LOTS of statements that make me shiver.

"Students disagree on whether the campus-tracking systems are a breach of privacy, and some argue they have nothing to hide. But one feeling is almost universally shared...: that the technology is becoming ubiquitous, and that the people being monitored — their peers, and themselves — can’t really do anything about it."

The part that worries/depresses me the most is this:
"the technology is becoming ubiquitous, and [we] can’t really do anything about it"

I hear that a LOT.
Logical consequence is that it'll get much worse as 'no one' (except some 'freaks' like me) is willing to do anything about it.

Recently saw an interview with 2 writers of a Dutch privacy book (Je hebt wél iets te verbergen/You DO have something to hide) and they show how bad it is.
Q: what can we do about it?
A: nothing really


We need to counter that narrative. Because the feeling of helplessness is across the generations.

We have to be patient, build the community in decentralized federated space. Mastodon does a good job of this. But we need to help folks across and find their space.

I spoke à little about this today. I'm checking with the video producer if my talk is staying on archive.org as that's where my review link was. There is also someone converting some of the other videos. So I'm sure there will be non YouTube links son as well.

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