Wearables: the New Handcuffs? Silicon Valley Surveillance Meets Healthcare’s Mechanisms of Control

“Are you settling into the new dystopia yet?”

(From Medium)

Three trends in health and fitness are converging, leading to an Orwellian future that few may anticipate:

The medicalization of daily life (food, movement, sleep, etc)

Wearable surveillance devices

Government Control of Healthcare and its Data

In combination, these trends threaten values their proponents must hold dear and believe themselves to be protecting: an individual’s dignity and right to a freely-chosen private life.