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  •  Privacy, like all out other attributes, depends (1+ / 0-)
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    on being respected by our environment to be honored. Some elements in the natural environmen--e.g. the mosquito--are not capable of respecting the bodily integrity of a warm-blooded organism with which it can connect. Humans are presumably capable of respecting their own kind, but, in practice, many don't. Indeed, some humans seem convinced that other creatures, including humans, exist for them to use and abuse. When such people get into the communications business, they are going to employ the tools at hand to use and abuse. Can we prevent that behavior with laws? Doubtful. Especially now that the principle of implied consent has spread from the matrimonial to the commercial realm.

    How can one protect oneself from being tracked by a global positioning system device? Don't use one. Why will many people not do that? Because they have a poor sense of direction, place and distance and never know where they are. Being told is a comfort to them. Being electronically connected lets them feel less isolated. It may even be that this connectivity accounts, in part, for the reduction of isolates, people who identify themselves as Cons. People who already feel connected don't have a need to be connected.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 02:03:36 AM PST

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