July 19, 2012

A world of Arguses

Smile - happiness is mandatory!With great documentary power comes great responsibility | Practical Ethics - my take on the altercation between professor Steve Mann and some McDonald's people in Paris.

Sousveilance might be a way of maintaining transparency in an open society, but it does have interpersonal costs. Just as surveilance can have chilling effects on expression and behavior, sousveilance might also cause it. This would tend to lead to an arms race where we all document each other, but it does not produce a situation equivalent to the non-documented starting state.

Posted by Anders3 at July 19, 2012 05:31 PM