As your obnoxious commentator points out, the territory here is dense and fluffy all at once, to the point that it always needs endless unpacking. So this is mostly unpacking, and I may or may not be approaching your intended points in getting to the bottom of what you said.
It is striking that as we become more interdependent objectively, and become basically incapable of accomplishing anything alone, many of us feel and speak of ourselves more and more like individual agents making effective decisions, and we become more focused on taking and holding intellectual territory, even if to do so we need to bizarrely reshape our personal context.
To stick with the forces you list, his latter reshaping shows up in: the phenomenon of the ideological echo chamber, the cycle of the 'global solecism' (where language acquires new coinages and offensive usages worldwide and then obsoletes them in favor of others), the overall impression that real news is fake and fake news is real, and the endless will-o-the-wisp chase for the most current viral meme.
Instead of becoming more temperate, given our growing awareness of our limited actual individual control and the illusory nature of our own personal will, and the fact that our real decisions are being made communally whether we like it or not, we are trending toward a sort of ephemeral narcissism built of high contrast events, focused on our own power over tiny things, but in an oddly complete way.
To me, food is a case study in this: as we approach the ability to meet our needs relatively easily, but face the threat that the culture as a whole might simply waste so much food we will end up impoverished, we have reversed the trend towards global 'gourmet' restraint and created more waste. We are becoming rampantly orthorexic and prevalently diabetic at the same time. It is somehow more important to share our choices than to make them reasonably and we are creating fad trends in picky eating alongside a direct indulgence in each culture's unhealthful emotional comfort foods, consumed in irrational quantities. This aligns our food choices into a simpler palette, but amplifies the illusion of choice.
To my mind, this is created by the evasion of awareness, and cannot be improved with better awareness. I take your suggestion to be that surveillance can make someone pay attention, so a closer focus would help. This seems to ignore, what are, to me, important lessons that this sort of psychoanalytic approach originally lifted from Nietzsche, and is constantly losing track of. We are aware that we are unlikely to have any real power, but we must spend the will to power. There is no real subject to be unmasked, the real subject is group process, and the Symbolic will not directly acknowledge the Real until it is played out in the Imaginary. Our group sentience cannot be experienced without backlash from our individual egos. The sovereign subject is coming forward as an artificial form of art that captures the forces of subjectivity and plays them out in ways that reformalize power in proxy moves that make us feel more individual. This is the correct anodyne for the hopelessness we necessarily feel in a mass society. It would be perfectly healthy if it could be reasonably grounded.
It is instead somewhat out of balance. The disconnection between physical reality and our abstract notions of ourselves make the field of play into something hazardous for our actual physical bodies and for our environment, and we are in response developing paranoid fake ways of trying to protect those things. But even in that realm, fake information outweighs real information to a ridiculous degree, because the focus is on capturing theoretical space and not necessarily on really staying healthy (witness gluten) or preserving real things.
(In other words in the end, I am a 'happy' interpersonalist, with the faith that intersubjective intelligence actually solves its own problems. All this doomsaying is necessary to our understanding of ourselves, but it is ultimately misleading in that it necessarily imposes the tendencies of consciousness to fear the unconscious process. So, you can write me off now....)