This is called “Tinfoilhattery” for a reason - take with an X-Files-sized grain of salt, please. (Consider this “rice ball” my recommendation to put on the hat:)
Ok - this is experimental to see whether any one of you can generate a resonance for a thought I had the other day on the discussion of app- / tech- / surveillance-based help of battling Corona, much of it appearing somewhat hamstrung.
The gist of it:
If we do live in a surveillance society / economy, where is the data that can help curb the pandemic and why don’t “they” appear to use it productively?
“the data” = anything surveillance, really: personal movement information, “Enemy of the State” type material
“they” = governmental or commercial organisations that hold this data (everyone knows “they” - come on!)
Feel free to add missing options below. I am open to from tongue-in-cheek to hard-evidence-on-lizard-people, but don’t take it too seriously.
- They do have the data but don’t want to admit that by offering to use it (fear backlash).
- … but choose not to show their hand (inform opposition).
- … but don’t feel it would help (“meh”).
- … but lost it somewhere and can’t find it.
- They don’t have the data, never had.
- …, had it, were reigned in for political / legal reasons.
- …, had it, then lost it / access to it for technical reasons.
- There is no data aggregated and “to be had”.
- Does not matter, does not have anything to do with it - does a “Homer walking into the hedge”.
- They have it, they use it, the impact is non-existent.
- They have it, they use it, the impact is good but concealed.