Re: An Argument Against Privacy was: Openness.

Patrick Wilken (
Fri, 20 Nov 1998 14:57:17 +1100

>There is a limitation to the visual acuity possible to a bug that is
>literally the size of a gnat. I believe Brin suggested that it might
>need to land and inflate a lens in order to get good visual images.
>This could make such bugs a lot easier to detect (depending on how big
>the lens is).

I wonder if you could get around poor resolution of any one gnat by combining signals from array of them (a la radio astronomy). The downside is you'd probably need a swarm of them for the idea to work; still its a neat idea even if probably unworkable.

ciao, patrick

Patrick Wilken          
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