In "In Praise of Big Brother: Why We Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love (Some) Government Surveilance" (pp. 236- 249), James Stacey Taylor argues for the optimistic conclusion that, with the right legal and procedural safeguards, large-scale governance surveillance would have many positive consequences. What are Taylor's best reasons for rejecting the pessimistic worry that such surveillance could lead to an "Orwellian nightmare" that Taylor discusses at the beginning and end of his article? Do you find these considerations persuasive? Why or why not?
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In Praise of Big Brother
Read Part II, Chapter 2 (pp. 196-249
Winston, M. E., & Edelbach, R. D. (2012). Society, ethics, and technology (4th ed. ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth Publishing Co.
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Taylor does not equivocate in the least when he announces that the goal of his article is to argue for the encouragement and expansion of thoroughgoing government surveillance, even unto the very ends of sacrosanct space, the bedroom. It is hard to suppress asking in response whether he is serious, such is the (seeming) extent of the treacherous uphill ascent he faces to make his case. But, it is precisely what he attempts to do, to varying degrees of success, of course....