Social Media Puts Us All In A Covenant Of Works

Even before the NSA spying scandal, Zygmunt Bauman studied the contemporary surveillance society in collaboration with sociologist David Lyon, director of the Surveillance Studies Centre. In the digital age, no one could ever be sure they weren’t being monitored—leading to a kind of social conformity that is increasingly deliberate and voluntary, or so they concluded….

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  1. That or we just assume most of the surveillance data kept on us at this point is being ignored as irrelevant to the civil government’s immediate concerns. If the latter is the case, the surveillance data is probably a great resource for a sociologist wanting to trend total depravity that was expressed under the assumption of anonymity. 😉

    • “…total depravity that was expressed under the assumption of anonymity.”

      Indeed; and fooling ourselves that we can keep man from seeing our sins while certainly knowing that God sees all – but we don’t care. Wretched man that I am.

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