IPPP Research fellow and Wilson Center research assistant, Sarah Welch Denton, discusses the issue of privacy in a changing digital landscape in the the Spring 2018 edition of the Wilson Quarterly.
It’s the year 2075 and the newest generation doesn’t remember life before AI. Even more frightening, they don’t know the meaning of personal privacy – at least not in the way their grandparents remember it. Someone is always watching you, whether it be the government, your employer, insurance companies, the bad date you had last week, or some random hacker. Personalized surveillance is just a fact of life now. Nothing lives or dies without being monitored.