Re: On January 28th, Criminals No Longer Another Face in the TampaStadium Crowd

From: John Marlow (
Date: Sat Feb 03 2001 - 00:37:01 MST

Well, you know, I hate to wax realistic on you--but at the moment,
this is not bogus; this is reality--and cyborgish humans are bogus.
Reality has its drawbacks.



On 2 Feb 2001, at 21:45, Samantha Atkins wrote:

> John Marlow wrote: > > > > But, see, this is the problem--what's okay for them ain't okay for > > you and me. Case in point: Cops in many jurisdictions are now wearing > > mics on traffic stops. Some are wearing cameras, in addition to the > > dash-mounted cams. Guy in MA, I believe it was, audio-recorded the > > cops stopping him and brought it up in court to support his > > contention that he was harassed. Result? He was convicted of > > illegally recording the cops. Last I heard, the officers were also > > considering civil suits. > > > > This will increasingly not hold up as citizens become more cyborgish. > There is little difference recording something in your head for your own > use where you can't prove there weren't areas and can't easily share it > or perfectly recall it and using better tech that you can perfectly > replay (more or less) and share. Are the courts going to effectively > insist on lobotomizing cyber-intensive citizens? This is bogus. > > - samantha >

John Marlow

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