Zero Powers wrote:
> >From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Zero Powers wrote:
> > > Technotranscendence wrote:
> > >
> > > >I think what we might say is Zero supports many planks which would lead
> > > >a
> > > >totalitarian society -- rather than that it/she/he is a totalitarian
> > > >se.
> > > >This, sadly, is what too many people support.
> > >
> > > This is the usual knee-jerk reaction. But if you stop and think about
> > > power equivolent ubiquitous transparency can not possibly lead to a
> > > totalitarian society. To the contrary it will help to assure that
> > > totalitarianism is never able to take hold.
> >And so long as one person has a more powerful computer than another
> >person, 'power equivalent ubiquitous transparency' cannot possibly
> >exist, except as a propaganda piece used to dupe people into
> >surrendering their civil rights.
> As I explained in reply to your earlier message, computing power is
> virtually irrelevant when it comes to merely browsing an efficient database.
And I responded that YOU don't know what you are talking about.
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