uberveillance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of uber- +‎ surveillance.

Noun[edit]

uberveillance (uncountable)

  1. (slang) An omnipresent form of 24/7 surveillance of humans based on widespread electronic devices, and especially computer chips embedded into bodies.
    • 2010, Darren Pauli, PCWorld, The Next Generation May be 'Chipped':
      The advent of subdermal microchips is part of what the authors call 'uberveillance,' which connotes the ability to automatically locate and identify individuals, and can be used to as[sic] a predictive mechanism for behaviour and traits.