Re: Transparent Society

Date: Sun May 14 2000 - 17:31:02 MDT

Zero wrote:

>> It would be against the law to arrest you as a "potential threat" to
safety. If that were the law, there wouldn't be a single "gang-banger" left
on the streets. Public surveillance would admittedly be uncomfortable at
first, but I continue to maintain that for most law abiding-citizens it
would eventually become as acceptable a nuisance as traffic signals.

Indeed, *at present* in the US it may be against the law... but it is moving
rapidly into mainstream accepted thought. Witness the expulsions from
schools for the most minor of "potentially violent" infractions, even among
small children. With *no* actual show of violence at all. Some even
following instructions from teachers - writing things that were assigned but
which happened to frighten somebody, so out they went. Either to suspension
or psychotherapy (read: indoctrination or re-education). :/


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