Cheap digital storage could cost freedom

There have always unintended consequences with many things in life, but the falling prices of digital storage products and services seems like that would be something that could avoid the lifelong cliché.
Apparently, it cannot.
With the decreasing cost of digital data storage and the increase in digital data use, authoritarian governments could very soon be able to collect and monitor millions of pieces of data from its citizens – and do so cheaply.
Fast Company has a very compelling and very Orwellian outlook on the future of digital surveillance, check it out.