All we can say is that he’s damn funny and in the slyly subversively serious way that marks the best of British humor.
He recently turned his energies to one question: “What happens when you privatise Big Brother?”
Here’s what he came up with:
Oversight: Thank you for volunteering, citizen.
H/T to Cary Doctorow of Boing Boing, who writes:
Tom Scott (who created last year’s EULAs for the Afterlife video) has made a terrific and terrifying video called “Oversight: Thank you for volunteering, citizen;” a horribly plausible look at what the future of crowdsourced, privatised ubiquitous surveillance might look for. As always, Scott nails the weirdly upbeat and blandly evil voice of global corporatism and produces something that is chillingly convincing.