In the age of omnipresent cameras, where we’re surrounded by building surveillance, dash cams, body cams and of course most importantly a mobile phone in everybody’s pocket, it’s a very high probability that whenever you do something stupid, it’s going to be recorded. And the worse you mess up, the more likely it’s going to get published and even go viral. I wasn’t a very unruly kid or teenager, but still, I’m glad I grew up where most of our shenanigans weren’t recorded and saved for all eternity.
It feels like we’re still in the early stages, where we, as mankind, have to come to terms with the new reality, just like after the invention of the printing press. My optimistic theory of this development is that, as more and more of this stuff gets published, we’ll reach a point where everybody has been embarrassed enough for it to cancel out. But we’ll see!