"In a high-trust society, you don't need a lot of surveillance. The surveillance is even undermining the trust: it's punishing people who look suspicious, but do the right thing.
In a low-trust society, surveillance can be the better trade-off.
The US is currently making a transition from a relatively high-trust to a low-trust society, so the surveillance will increase."
-- Joscha Bach
@fribbledom Do you have a link to the source of the quote? Joscha is an extremely smart guy and I expect the whole conversation or talk this is from is worth listening to.
@fribbledom the surveillance has been increasing for two decades. the transition has been happening for two decades.
@fribbledom I don't think the USA has ever been a high trust society in my lifetime. Maybe the lack of trust is just finally hitting the average, white upper middle and richer classes?
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