Reducing social issues to problems that data tracking can solve erases the need for informed citizens. Evgeny Morozov writes at the German newspaper, Faz:
Thanks to the increased trackability of everything, we can design better, optimize better, govern better, know better. The Surveillance Dividend boosts efficiency. It saves money. It extends lives. Its benefits are real. The right question to ask, then, is not whether the Surveillance Dividend allows us to govern better or know better. No, it’s to ask: better than what?