geoslavery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

geo- +‎ slavery, coined by Jerome Dobson and Peter Fisher in 2003.

Noun[edit]

geoslavery (uncountable)

  1. The use of geolocation and geosurveillance to monitor and control citizens.
    • 2010, Mark S. Monmonier, No dig, no fly, no go: how maps restrict and control (page 181)
      Images of antebellum plantation society aside, geoslavery has become an accepted practice among employers wary of misuse of company vehicles — whether the worker who disappears for an hour is pursuing an extramarital affair or monopolizing a stool at the donut shop []
    • 2011, Timothy L. Nyerges, Robert B. McMaster, The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society (page 511)
      As a worst-case scenario, some scholars have also contemplated the possibility of geoslavery in this age of ubiquitous computing []