Re: dumbocracy

The Low Golden Willow (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 16:48:17 -0700 (PDT)

On Jun 24, 2:50am, Hagbard Celine wrote:

} way private, or even should be, is IMO worthless. Technology will see to
} that. When the first hot-air ballooner lifted himself over a wall and
} saw what the neighbors were really doing, what did the neighbors scream?
} Probably something to do with privacy. So then we should've scrapped the
} idea of flight? I can't wait until someone figures out a way to read a

Technology *created* privacy. Walls and clothing. If someone peeps
over your wall you add a roof. Current technology can threated privacy;
I expect it can also recreate it. We may come to expect privacy in
different places -- no privacy on the streets, absolute privacy in our
homes or ships. But privacy has been an arms race between different
forms and applications of technology. To claim victory for either side
is to make a very strong claim.

} Anyway, about the issue of democracy. Can we agree that if everyone is
} well-informed, the problems which Mark suggested dissipate?

We can also agree that if everything was infinite then poverty as we
know it would not exist.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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