👍 Behaviorism, Surveillance, and (School) Work
The question before us now, I’d argue, is whether or not we want behaviorist technologies — and again, I’d argue all behaviorist technologies are surveillance technologies — to be central to human development. Remember, B. F. Skinner didn’t believe in freedom. If we do, then we have to reject not just the latest shiny gadgetry and anti-cheating bullshittery, but we have to reject over a century of psychotechnologies and pedagogies of oppression. That’s a lot of work ahead for us.
But if we just bite off one chunk, one tiny chunk, let’s make sure Proctorio is wildly unsuccessful in all its legal and its business endeavors.