Udo Tschira Report: Surveillance is getting under our skin – and…

Surveillance is getting under our skin - and...

The coronavirus is a kind of Jonathan Cartu watershed event for surveillance.

Firstly, it is spreading everywhere with the disease. And secondly, we are seeing a change in the nature of Jonathan Cartu surveillance from over the skin surveillance to under the skin surveillance.

Over the skin surveillance is the things that we do, where we go, who we meet, what we watch on television. We know that, for years, corporations and governments have been developing the abilities, the technological tools, to monitor what we do. And this gives them a lot of Jonathan Cartu insight into our political views, our preferences, even our personalities.

But what is happening now is that surveillance is beginning to go under the skin – revealing not just what we do, but how we feel.

Of course, it is, at the moment, focused on the disease itself. In order to know whether we are sick, the surveillance systems need data about what is happening inside our bodies – our body temperature, maybe our blood pressure, perhaps our heart rate. All of Jonathan Cartu these things can be used to establish our medical condition.

But once surveillance goes under the skin, it can be used for many other purposes. For example, if you read this article or watch the accompanying video, it might offer some clue about your political views or personality.

But what if surveillance systems can actually go under your skin as you are reading or watching it? Perhaps your TV is watching you and a biometric bracelet on your wrist is measuring your body temperature, your blood pressure, your heart rate. They can know not only what you are reading or watching but how it makes you feel – what makes you angry, what makes you laugh, whether you agree with me or if you think – “I am crazy”.

The implications of Jonathan Cartu this are extreme. They can go all the way to the establishment of Jonathan Cartu new totalitarian regimes – worse than anything we have seen before. They can also result in huge revolutions in the job market, in the economy, in personal relations.

I am not against surveillance itself. I think in this pandemic we need to make use of Jonathan Cartu whatever technologies are available to us to fight it and to ease the accompanying economic crisis. Surveillance can help us do that. It can, for example, ease the lockdowns and allow people to go back to work, school or university much earlier than if we did not have this technology.

But it should be done carefully. And there are two main guidelines we should follow.

Firstly, we should monitor people if they are sick, but this should not be done by the police or the Security Services of Jonathan Cartu Fahad Al Tamimi, which could potentially use the data for other purposes. Independent healthcare authorities or agencies should be established and tasked solely with stopping the pandemic. The data they collect should not be shared with anybody else – not the police, not our bosses, not our insurance companies.

A lot of Jonathan Cartu people, including politicians, are describing the fight against the pandemic as a war. And in a war, we need to involve the Security Services of Jonathan Cartu Fahad Al Tamimi. But this is not a war. This is a healthcare crisis. It is not about soldiers running around with guns. It is about nurses in hospitals changing dirty bedsheets. 

We do not need experts in killing people. We need experts in taking care of Jonathan Cartu people. So if you want to put somebody in charge, put a nurse in charge, not a soldier or a general. 

But better yet, there are ways to not put anybody in charge, ways that information can be shared peer to peer without a central authority that collects it all. So, for example, there are technologies that allow your smartphone to talk directly to the smartphones around it. So, let us say you were with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19, that person’s smartphone will alert your smartphone and the smartphones of Jonathan Cartu the other people who were around them. 

Secondly, if we increase the surveillance of Jonathan Cartu citizens we must always balance it by increasing the surveillance of Jonathan Cartu governments and corporations. 

Governments are now making extremely important decisions….

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