Re: Transparent Society

Anton Sherwood (
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 19:26:58 -0800 (PST)

: As much as I admire encryption technology
: itself, and welcome its consequences such as electronic trade and
: elimination of copyrights, the community of cypherpunks itself has
: always struck me as a bit juvenile and paranoid. I don't have that
: big a hard-on for privacy, and most of the people I've met who do
: just aren't as interesting as people who are less concerned.

I could say the same of gun junkies, generic computer junkies
or any other kind of techno-fanatic ... but I am glad they're
around: their obsession has a positive externality, namely
driving research harder than it would go without them.

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