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  •  You are leaving one extremely important point (2+ / 0-)

    out of your analysis: malevolent intent vs. benevolent intent.

    The argument I present (and I pack up with the reference information) is that profit-seeking corporations have taken control the surveillance state and are using their influence to build dossiers on social justice activists and will eventually use that information to suppress dissent, and as the fascist infrastructure takes hold, the system will transition into a brutal fascistic state enabled by an almost omniscient spying infrastructure.

    As such, the system is malevolent, IMO.

    The argument you make about the usefulness of information technology, especially in the marketplace, is not germane to my argument.  Two separate issues are being conflated there.

    Another important point is adherence to the Constitution.

    •  So, you're saying that the survelliance (1+ / 0-)
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      state is not only inevitable, but already here? I thought you were just decrying my words, saying that they were promoting that outcome.

      At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

      by serendipityisabitch on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 11:55:21 AM PDT

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