>From: Dan Fabulich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Precisely! It would be mostly background useless streams of data, that
> > 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.
Again, the technology is not yet in place so I do have difficulty describing
it with minute particularity, but: You could set your own parameters. For
instance my preferences list will say something like:
"Notify me whenever:
(1) someone accesses any of my banking data;
(2) one of my listed sworn enemies (a) purchases a weapon (b) comes within
200 yards of my person (c) comes within two blocks of my house (d) accesses
any of my data or (e) speaks my name; and
(3) anyone is watching me by remote surveillance.
> > Moreover, whether the data stream was actually being viewed or analyzed
> > really beside the point. The mere fact that everything is being
> > for later use if necessary, would have the desired effect.
>Not useful against the despot, though really handy against you.
Not really. I addressed this argument of yours in my previous post.
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