“Are you settling into the new dystopia yet?”
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.