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Would Abolishing Privacy Be Beneficial?
The world will become significantly more honest and transparent.
We'd be recording our own history, for our descendants to know their history. They would get to know their ancestors with clarity.
Romantic and sexual relationships will benefit from complete transparency and honesty.
Freeing people from secrets and secrecy will remove a major stressor in many people's lives.
Friends, family members, and romantic partners sometimes remember past conversations differently (or lie about their memories), causing arguments about what was said. The database would definitively settle those arguments.
Humans would stop displaying themselves as being someone other than they are, to themselves and to others.
Understanding the world and one's place in it will become much easier.
Many behaviours, such as cheating on one's spouse, are legal but unethical because they cause harm to others. Enforcing honesty will prevent them.
Lying in general will become extremely rare and risky as it can be easily noticed and verified. As a result most forms of cheating or deception will disappear.
The world would become less honest. Clever people will find innovative ways to hide the truth of their wealth and position leading to inaccurate databases and poor decisions made when referencing them
While the information would be public, few would have the resources to really dig through it.
Forced honesty is not honesty, it is fear. What seems to be being subtly advocated here is more like a society-wide
Absolutely abolishing privacy necessitates a complete honest, benevolence in society. Societies need ways to compensate for situations where the systems flaws are exploited, privacy in some cases is a good option to accomplish such end.
The world would only become more honest about matters of fact. People could still lie about their personal thoughts and feelings, which would remain a key source of conflict and hurt.
With complete transparency comes the absence of surprise. People will no longer be able to choose when to reveal good or bad news in order to enhance or diminish its impact.
Sometimes lying is necessary and even moral to prevent harm.