Two thinkers I follow and respect, @jonhaidt and @profgalloway, are now advocating the need of some kind of ID for users of online social media. It’s an idea I always found intuitively repellent, and I fear the negative consequences that would have — but their arguments in favour are making me doubt.

It seems to me that their position dangerously underestimates the threat posed by big tech surveillance. They would lead us straight into the dystopian world of “Little brother” or similar books.



That’s my reservation, too.

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