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Would Abolishing Privacy Be Beneficial?
Omnipresent surveillance would provide many opportunities to intervene and stop crimes from occurring in the first place.
Human trafficking, slavery and physical abuse of others would drop to almost zero.
It might be beneficial for preventing terroristic plans or secret plans in general.
As humans become more powerful, and as the possibility of a single person being able to destroy anything (such as by spreading a pandemic) means that more powerful checks are required to dampen such possibilities.
AI-powered systems will be scouring the complete database continuously and will report suspicious activity to crowd-sourced human "checking" of activities' lawfulness.
For example, a warning to not walk around in a particular area, as there are three known rapists strolling through the park.
The people who would be in charge of surveilling the world would be open to 'interpret' words and actions, reading between imaginary lines and creating false criminals.
The database has no access to a person's actual thoughts, making their state of mind incredibly difficult to assess.
The database would create an even more
powerful bystander effect
amongst the public as they presume that law enforcement is always aware of and responsible for stopping all crime.
This would rely on people choosing to constantly survey those around them. Not all people would have the time to devote to this, or the interest in doing so.