I have had a few of these pretty weird experiences.
The guy being interviewed wrote this article for The Atlantic called If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy, which might leave you terrified. In it, there was an interesting idea from a teenager’s perspective on surveillance.
Surveillance, he said, was pointless, a total waste. The powers that be should instead invite people to confess their secrets willingly. He envisioned vast centers equipped with mics and headphones where people could speak in detail and at length about their experiences, thoughts, and feelings, delivering in the form of monologues what the eavesdroppers could gather only piecemeal.
What I find ironic about this whole thing is that people are paranoid about the data that’s being collected on them, and some of that data is being collected because of paranoid national security measures. Can’t we all just fucking relax?