Re: Surveilance was: Transhuman fascists?

From: Dan Fabulich (
Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 14:58:18 MST

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

> >From: Dan Fabulich <>
> >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.

This might not seem like a lot of work, but we don't have a computer today
that's capable of detecting anything you list in (2) without a human
pre-analyzing the data. Now keep in mind that even if we did, the
computer would have to be checking millions of different screens all at
once, and you can see that this project does, indeed, require quite a lot
of computational power. Without it, having access to the feeds is


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