So the key to restoring the balance of power between governments and the governed is not uncomprehending fear of surveillance, but understanding the mobility-surveillance trade-off equation, and figuring out how much increased mobility we can demand in return for consenting to increased surveillance. Once we figure out how to increase our mobility to match the limits of the new technologies of consent, the trade implied by the new social contract will be fair once again.
Nobody can be quite as contrarian and make sense at the same time as Venkatesh can.
I’m not sure increased mobility is a fair trade-off for increased surveillance if it is not coupled with increased care. Otherwise, I don’t see how it will serve anybody except those who are already well-off.