"I've been very obsessive about writing science fiction for far too many years. Anyone with an ounce of sense would have given up years ago."
For comparison, consider that in the 1980's Buck Rogers television series, the future society of Earth lacked anonymity entirely. One of the key benefits that Rogers could provide is that he was completely outside their system, which identified every person absolutely. See the discussion around 41:30 in the episode Buck Rogers: Awakening (Part 2).
(Poster for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century)
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