Surveilance was: Transhuman fascists?

From: Dan Fabulich (
Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 12:27:22 MST

'What is your name?' 'Zero Powers.' 'Do you deny having written the

> Precisely! It would be mostly background useless streams of data, that is
> until it was important to you. As I have (repeatedly) explained when
> someone accessed your data (or performed any act which your parameters
> establish as being important to you) you would be notified.

This is *excessively* naive. How could you know if data was important or
not without analzying it? Important information doesn't come color-coded
in red, you know.

> Moreover, whether the data stream was actually being viewed or analyzed is
> really beside the point. The mere fact that everything is being recorded,
> for later use if necessary, would have the desired effect.

Not useful against the despot, though really handy against you.


      -unless you love someone-
    -nothing else makes any sense-
           e.e. cummings

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