As We Become Cameras
Matt Hackett
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As much as I would love to have to opportunity to have access so many moments throughout my life and see snapshots of another’s, I can’t help but worry about what the lack of privacy does to the human mind. When people think they are being watched (whether they are or not), they are much more conformist and compliant. In the wrong tyrannic hands, our future could be straight out of 1984. How do we adapt to this future of constant instant image sharing in a way that doesn’t stifle individualism and creativity? Is individuality even a reasonable value for the future?

I recommend checking out this TED talk by Glenn Greenwald. It focuses on the consequences of government surveillance versus ubiquitous camera use in the broad sense. Food for thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcSlowAhvUk

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