Nicolas Carr on NSA’s internet surveillance and its impact on society

InsightaaS: In his Rough Type blog, Internet/IT philosopher Nicolas Carr has posted his take on the NSA’s “Prism” (internet surveillance) program, and what it means to social engineering.

From the post:
“Earlier this month, in a piece for Dezeen, Sam Jacob offered a thoughtful and provocative take on the NSA’s Prism program of internet surveillance. In an argument reminiscent of Evgeny Morozov’s critique of solutionism, though from an architect’s perspective, Jacob portrays Prism as a manifestation of the idea that society is a logical system that can be engineered  to function in an optimally efficient manner or to otherwise fulfill a set of explicit specifications. Society is, in other words, a design project…”

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