Film director Oliver Stone has branded the popular gaming app Pokémon Go a “new level of invasion” of privacy that could lead to “totalitarianism”.
The American reportedly voiced concerns over the game as he promoted his new movie about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden at Comic-Con International.
After he was asked about security concerns associated with Pokémon Go, Stone said companies were carrying out “surveillance capitalism” by monitoring people’s behaviour.
Voluntarily telling a capitalist company where I am in return for some fun is rather different from the Cuban system of Block Captains who monitor everyones’ movements involuntarily, no?
Possibly even a difference in kind rather than just one of magnitude?