What effect will it have on our society when privacy is completely eliminated - when all our thoughts are instantly public and lies have no shelter?
At first brush, I immediately recoil in horror at the thought. Privacy is integral to our society and the key to living a healthy life…you need separation from people…you need to be able to unplug.
But in thinking about it more I think that may be best way push humanity into a new world. Society will fundamentally change when there’s no ability to lie and once people adjust to all the ego checks involved.
While the beginning will be information overload, after a while I think it would level out as we adapt. After this adaptation to the new normal - to constantly living in public - people would understand nuances of communication and reasons for actions more than ever.
I would say people would be more virtuous. After all, “sin” would have nowhere to hide. But more likely is that the moral compass of society would shift to normalize these activities instead of eliminating them. Not that it matters to me.
Note: Lets assume for sake of argument that this is a universal situation. That is to say that the powerful and rich are equally exposed and privacy doesn’t become yet another class battlefield.