Punishment (and John K Clarks secrets)

Yak Wax (yakwax@yahoo.com)
Fri, 13 Mar 1998 12:07:40 -0800 (PST)

John K. Clark wrote:

> Brin advocates a world where nobody, not the
> President not the lowest bum, could have any
> secrets. Cameras would be everywhere and be
> available to all at any time, also, all files and
> records of any sort would be open to anybody who
> wanted to read them. You would know all of my deep
> dark secrets but I would know all of yours, the
> police could spy on you all they want but you could
> spy on the police as well.

Mr. Brin's idea is not going to work...

So John, what did you think of my "Truth Machines and Open Networks"
post (a prediction of how open networks could create absolute truth)?
It suffers none of the problems you associate with Brin's idea - being
"open" has an advantage to any individual (network services, immediate
benefits felt through the network, etc.)

Anyway, what are you hiding?

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