Re: Neotyranny (was Re: MEME: History, Nazis, and )
Sat, 11 Dec 1999 16:32:30 EST

In a message dated 12/6/99 6:53:58 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

> What innovative openings for tyranny do _you_ see appearing, prior
> to, say, 2025?

Good post about surveillance and tyranny, Charlie. You may well have already encountered it before, but David Brin's book "The Transparent Society" does a good job of looking at the various issues raised by ubiquitous surveillance. Brin concludes that the technology will make a high degree of surveillance practically inevitable and that the only solution is to ensure as broad an access to the product of that surveillance as possible (thus the title of his book). I think how different societies react to this challenge will be one of the prime determinants of liberty over the next 25 years.

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