@thegibson There's also the notion that information overload is a form of attack. I'm going to build off my earlier comments and claim it is an attack on _agency_. Specifically, it confounds (and overloads) the ability to perceive the environment.
Alvin Toffler's "Future Shock" explores many of the dynamics of this, in 1970, and is surprisingly prescient.
Awareness of surveillance is a form of information overload, especially of _unseen_ surveillance, or surveillance one cannot avoid.
@dredmorbius causes social chilling... just ask the East Germans.
@thegibson Das Leben Der Anderen.
@dredmorbius Es ist eine gut film.
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