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Would Abolishing Privacy Be Beneficial?
People feeling free to act in ways perceived as immoral has been vital to the development and evolution of human morality. This is less likely to happen now, meaning the development of our morality will stagnate.
Being LGBT was once illegal and considered immoral. With total surveillance, nobody would have been able to even try to live their life as LGBT and thus it would never have been de-stigmatised.
Unprecedented levels of transparency in our actions might actually improve moral discourse by making it less theoretical and more focused on people's revealed preferences for (im)moral actions.
Previously 'taboo' behaviours which have no real world consequences and are based on religious or outdated morals will become accepted while we will be able to see the real world consequences of behaviours which should not be done, but are currently accepted.