By Zygmunt Bauman
‘Today the smallest info of our day-by-day lives are tracked and traced extra heavily than ever sooner than, and those that are monitored frequently cooperate willingly with the screens. From London and manhattan to New Delhi, Shanghai and Rio de Janeiro, video cameras are a well-known and accredited sight in public areas. Air shuttle now as a rule comprises units equivalent to body-scanners and biometric assessments that experience proliferated within the wake of September 11. and each day Google and credit-card issuers be aware the main points of our behavior, matters and personal tastes, quietly prompting personalized advertising suggestions with our lively, all too frequently zealous cooperation.
In today’s liquid smooth international, the trails of everyday life are cellular and versatile. Crossing nationwide borders is a regular task and immersion in social media more and more ubiquitous. Today’s voters, staff, shoppers and guests are continuously at the circulate yet frequently missing sure bet and lasting bonds. yet during this global the place areas may possibly now not be fastened and time is boundless, our perpetual movement doesn't pass not noted. Surveillance spreads in hitherto incredible methods, responding to and reproducing the slippery nature of recent lifestyles, seeping into components the place it as soon as had purely marginal sway.
In this ebook the surveillance research of David Lyon meets the liquid sleek international so insightfully dissected by way of Zygmunt Bauman. Is a gloomy way forward for moment-by-moment tracking remaining in, or are there nonetheless areas of freedom and wish? How can we detect our accountability for the humans prior to us, usually misplaced in discussions of information and categorization? facing questions of energy, expertise and morality, this ebook is an excellent research of what it ability to be watched – and looking at – today.