Uberveillance: Microchipping People and the Assault on Privacy
This article was originally published as Michael, MG & Michael, K, Uberveillance: Microchipping People and the Assault on Privacy, Quadrant, LIII(3), 2009, 85-89. Original journal information available here
Uberveillance is above and beyond, an exaggerated, and omnipresent 24/7 electronic surveillance. It is a surveillance that is not only always on but always with you. It is ever-present because the technology that facilitates it, in its ultimate implementation, is embedded within the human body. The inherent problem with this kind of bodily pervasive surveillance is that omnipresence will not always equate with omniscience. Infallibility and ambient context will be for the greater part absent. For as Marcus Wigan has pithily put it, “context is all.” Hence the real concern for misinformation, misinterpretation, and information manipulation of citizens’ data.
M. G. Michael and K. Michael. "Uberveillance: Microchipping People and the Assault on Privacy" Quadrant LIII.3 (2009): 85-89.
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