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Social cooling

Tijmen Schep

What does it mean to be free in a world where surveillance is the dominant business model? Databrokers turn our data into thousands of reputation scores, which are increasingly impacting our chances to get a job, a loan, insurance or even a date. As awareness of this grows we see a growing culture of self-censorship and risk-aversion. In the long term these chilling effects could seriously 'cool down' society.