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Would Abolishing Privacy Be Beneficial?
The world would become safer and free of crime.
The database would reduce harm to humans during natural disasters and epidemics.
Criminal acts would leave clear and indisputable evidence; allowing for police and courts to prosecute the perpetrators with ease.
Omnipresent surveillance would provide many opportunities to intervene and stop crimes from occurring in the first place.
All human creation and incentive would instantly become attacked by the same anti-social personality types (approximately 5% of the population scientifically defined as psychotic or narcissistic) who presently make the world dangerous in the first place.
Societies would not become crime free, it would just be easier to prosecute.
Seeing that it is immoral to take away privacy without consent, the act of removing all privacy is itself a crime against humanity, so it cannot make society "crime free".
Human nature will often lead us to commit acts of violence despite the threat of certain punishment.
The threat or execution of violent behaviour is an important tool for many groups who lack political power to highlight social issues.
Some 'knowledge crimes' such as insider trading, criminal conspiracy, or extortion can be performed in a subtle manner that would leave little or no evidence trail. For example, communications can be made using obtuse signals or codes and masked in seemingly-legitimate causes or motivations.
When information about ongoing law enforcement investigations into criminal activity is publicly available, criminals can readily find out if they're under scrutiny, and may destroy evidence.