“Pleasure has a way of taking over when I stop to consider what I’m doing.”
Surveillance is baked into services that bring joy, convenience, and comfort into our daily lives. This potent mix of tracking and pleasure taps into our most primal desires: to be seen and understood.
We hook onto new pleasures as we spend more time in the internet of things. Eventually, the “soft” security concerns they come with start to seem inevitable.
“Privacy is dead” is an easy refrain. It shields us from the pain of losing rewards we’ve grown used to.