This storm will pass. But the choices we make now could change our lives for years to come. Esteemed historian Yuval Noah Harari writes that, "in this time of crisis, we face two particularly important choices. The first is between totalitarian surveillance and citizen empowerment. The second is between nationalist isolation and global solidarity." About the second, he writes that, to address a pandemic, we need to work together as a planet. About the first, he warns that, "if we are not careful, the epidemic might ... mark an important watershed in the history of surveillance. Not only because it might normalise the deployment of mass surveillance tools in countries that have so far rejected them, but even more so because it signifies a dramatic transition from over the skin to under the skin surveillance."

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