I believe a world in which everything is recorded and persists forever carries the seeds of something monstrous. It is in the nature of computer systems to remember things indefinitely, but there’s nothing difficult about programming machines to forget. It just requires laws to do it. We can’t treat it as a technical problem. And to get the laws passed, we need to politicize the issue.
I’m glad David Simon has caught so many people’s attention with his myopic apologism, because it has led to such fantastic articulation of the dystopia we’re prototyping.