Motherboard: Liberty Might Be Better Served by Doing Away with Privacy by Zoltan Istvan:
If tech is surveilling us constantly, we need the ability to use it to watch the watchers. [Zoltan Istvan is a futurist, transhumanist, author of The Transhumanist Wager, and a Libertarian candidate for California Governor.]
The constant onslaught of new technology is making our lives more public and trackable than ever, which understandably scares a lot of people. Part of the dilemma is how we interpret the right to privacy using centuries-old ideals handed down to us by our for[e]bearers. I think the 21st century idea of privacy—like so many other taken-for-granted concepts—may need a revamp.
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The question of whether privacy needs to change is really a question of functionality. Is privacy actually useful for individuals or for society? Does having privacy make humanity better off? Does privacy raise the standard of living for the average person?