Years ago conspiracy theorists told us we were being watched, monitored and spied on, with all our communication being catalogued into a massive surveillance database.
Then Edward Snowden came along and told us the conspiracy theorists were right! Who would have thunk it?
But, true or not, how does this story of the Orwellian “Surveillance State” affect us, and how does it function to modify our behaviour as a society?
Let’s dig in!
Scene from Cat’s Eye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxy3lP-mH3Y
Before There Was Snowden: https://www.whistleblowersecurity.com/before-there-was-snowden-the-other-whistleblowers-who-came-forward/
Global surveillance whistleblowers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_surveillance_whistleblowers
Bentham, Foucault and the Penopticon | Philosophy Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHRPzp09Kqc
Veritassium on Learned Helplessness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPzDiraNnA
Learned Optimism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hHNq45rEnU