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  •  Brunner was great... but see also my own,,, (1+ / 0-)
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    ,,,novel EARTH which predicted the Web and dozens of other things that came true!

    Things to repeat: "CITOKATE -- Criticism Is The Only Known Antidote to Error." "IAAMOAC -- I Am A Member of a Civilization"

    by David Brin on Sat Apr 02, 2011 at 11:43:36 AM PDT

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    •  Haven't read that one, but... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...still remember an article you had back in Wired in which you pretty much said we could all kiss privacy good bye. The only question was, who would control the cameras.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Sat Apr 02, 2011 at 03:49:31 PM PDT

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      •  Oops... but meanwhile (0+ / 0-)

        I see that's the one you linked to at the start of this, but I seem to remember another along the same lines, but a bit darker.

        The blackmail question is a bit harder; we already have a media machine in place and operating quite effectively to take any thing someone has said, pull it out of context and put it in a frame where it can end their careers.  James O'Keefe and Andrew Breitbart's nasty dirty tricks are pretty amateurish compared to what can be done.

        Given the way things are going, we may all end up needing some way to record what we do all the time in self defense - each of us having our own personal data archive to fall back on when charges are leveled or facts are disputed.

        Not that that's always going to be infallible either. I'm getting to the age where what I hear is not always what was said. Playing back the tape could be embarrassing at best, mortifying at worst.

        And then there's the sabotage scenario. I'm thinking of the episode of Star Trek TOS where Kirk was court martialed for jettisoning a pod before the person in it could return to the Enterprise; the ship's recordings showed him pushing the wrong button at the critical moment. How many of us would be able to cope with a skillfully faked record?

        "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

        by xaxnar on Sat Apr 02, 2011 at 04:08:45 PM PDT

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        •  I say transparency can PRESERVE some privacy...but (1+ / 0-)
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          ...but only a little.  That little is precious though. And we'll only have it if we can catch the peeping toms. If WE can see.

          Great TOS episode!

          Things to repeat: "CITOKATE -- Criticism Is The Only Known Antidote to Error." "IAAMOAC -- I Am A Member of a Civilization"

          by David Brin on Sat Apr 02, 2011 at 04:31:27 PM PDT

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