I agree with you in principle but I honestly think we are on the verge of something entirely new.
It will be the end of anonymity, the end of privacy, the end of certain kinds of freedom.
If we can guide our new society we can make it something that I would enjoy. We need to be careful to establish wide liberties on private things such as sexuality, freedom of thought, pursuit of altered states of consciousness. In some of these regards I see promising developments already.
If we can establish wide liberties the surveillance reality won't be all bad. Crimes against other people or their property will effectively vanish since ubiquitous drones, cameras, facial recognition, etc. ensure being caught.
Imagine a world like this, where freedom was valued but violence was simply not tolerated. It is not entirely appalling.