RE: Transparent Society (WAS: RE: law enforcement for profit)

From: Billy Brown (
Date: Sat May 06 2000 - 21:37:49 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> Billy Brown wrote:
> > Unless some unforeseen technology emerges to give one side to the that a
> > dramatic advantage, surveillance appears to be a typical arms race case.
> > Neither "attack" nor "defense" has a large inherent advantage...
> > ...
> > All in all, I see no reason to predict a big win for either side in this
> > struggle based purely on the evolution of technology.
> I can predict a big winner Billy. Those who can afford both the
> info-missiles and the info-antimissiles. The big losers will be those
> who can afford neither. When I say afford, I am not necessarily
> referring to money, but rather wealth in ability to handle information
> technology. I dont know the solution to this, or even if there is a
> problem, but I know which side of the arms race I wanna be on:
> the winning side. spike

Well, there are reasons why I work so hard at becoming wealthy, and at
staying on the cutting edge. This isn't one of the big ones, but it does
make the list.

But that's the future for you - fast technological improvement causes
growing disparities in both wealth and technological access/understanding,
while at the same time making the differences more and more important in
practical terms.

Billy Brown

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