Re: Monitoring people (was Re: Meritocracies and freedom of information)

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 18:42:31 MDT

> > This comes back to the old debate about what conditions are
> > necessary before we agree we must watch every person
> > everywhere always.
> "Chen Yixiong, Eric" wrote: Create self-replicating nano-cameras with a connection to the future Internet (and among themselves) and
> neural net image recognisers everywhere? Humans can stop wearing clothes at this stage.

Why? We would still get cold. Did you mean we would have zero
privacy? Im already over that.

Im looking at the big picture. On a spaceship, anyone there could
conceivably kill everyone by punching a hole in the skin of the
craft. Our planet is coming to be more like a space station in
that the individual gains ever more ability to slay ever more people.
At some time future we reach the point where anyone can slay
everyone. At that time, I do not expect anyone would be banging
the right to privacy drum. As that day approaches, how do we
decide how much privacy should be ensured? spike

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