Thursday, 14 August 2014

The American View - Singapore As The Social Laboratory

The Social Laboratory
Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious society.

The US commentator has a grudging respect for the technology but worries about the apparent lack of government accountability/ public safeguards.  

I am not sure I agree with his view, but the trade-off on so-called US freedoms is Singapore's political and security stability which has allowed it to global weather financial storms and develop at an amazing rate of the past 49 years.

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