The danger and potential of tracking

Player MRH brought up a really good point about the possible downsides of constant, permanent tracking:

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Constant monitoring and tracking can lead to heavy consequences, which is why juvenile criminal records can be expunged or sealed under certain circumstances. What happens if we build a system without these special affordances?

However, if we plan properly, we can build technical systems that support the positive sides of greater personal data collection in education, as was brought up by Player Beth Biggerstaff:

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With greater data analytics, and finer-grained recording of educational activities. Things like “creativity” could finally be modeled and tracked, potentially providing more justification for funding in institutions.