Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Interesting. In a world of ubiquitous surveillance, how does our understanding of ourselves change? Is it this? "Like Sartre's spy at the keyhole, himself espied, we would lose our ability to function as a subject. We could no longer choose an identity to project depending on our inclination and the situation at hand as everything having to do with our identity would have been pre-empted by the surveillance system... Who it is that determines the facts about us and in what context and light they are presented may turn out to be as important as the facts themselves. Truly, to be completely 'outed' is to be annihilated." Good read, and the conclusion leaves me hopeful.

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