Re: Surveilance was: Transhuman fascists?

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun Apr 02 2000 - 12:51:55 MDT

Mike Wiik wrote:
> Technotranscendence wrote:
> > Anyway, one comment, in case someone hasn't brought it up. Imagine,
> > ubiquitous surveillance is just around the corner, what things do you
> think
> > would be used to counteract it? There're always ways to fake out any
> > system.
> Here's my scenario, culled from various sources including Vinge's 1998
> CFP talk on ubitiquous law enforcement (ULE).
> First, in order to prevent innocent computers from being used as
> zombies in distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks, the gov't
> mandates a new chip to be emplaced in any computers. Well, actually
> it's not mandated, just a requirement to get your Internet access
> license.
> These chips are immediately hacked and found to transmit information
> about the sites you visit and all sorts of other things (unlicensed
> software installations, etc) which of course the gov't redistributes
> to favored corporations (Real, Yahoo, whatever).

At which point anonymous web/mail/ftp servers offshore become the main
growth industry on the internet. Face it, these 'problems' cannot be
solved without a)one world government, and b) totalitarian oppression.
Not bloody likely.

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