“Ubiquitous systems lend themselves easily to—indeed, redefine—surveillance. However discrete they…”

“Ubiquitous systems lend themselves easily to—indeed, redefine—surveillance. However discrete they may be at their design and inception, their interface with each other implies a domain of action that extends from the very contours of the human body outward to whatever arbitrarily large civic space can be equipped with the necessary sensors and effectors. In short, there is no current technology with greater potential to support authoritarian and totalitarian social engineering, and the limitation otherwise of choice.”

Adam Greenfield – All watched over by machines of loving grace