A number of new technologies are right now conspiring to take away the last vestiges of privacy. This may not be such a bad thing, some have argued. After all, we'll no longer have to feel embarrassed about certain taboo subjects, Douglas Rushkoff has argued, if we realize that everybody does "it."
Liberating as that might sound, many worry that the end of privacy will usher in a world of constant surveillance, in which all of our behaviors can be monitored and regulated. So where can the line be drawn? This question is tackled by Jonathan Taplin in today's lesson.