Re: Brin on privacy

Robin Hanson (
Thu, 12 Dec 1996 14:50:55 -0800 (PST)

Eliezer Yudkowsky writes:
>The goal: Make citizen privacy complete and government privacy zero
>except for secret weapons and such.

There's a lot of work to do here to delimit all the "and such".
Governments currently enter into a wide range of international
negotiations, on trade, pollution, foreign policy, etc. They would be
at a disadvantage if everyone knew their negotiating position.
This may be a price worth paying, however.

Robin D. Hanson