Re: CORRECTION: Re: Camera tech crime prevention

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Sat, 2 Oct 1999 10:50:44 -0700 (PDT)

> > I for one think its not an extropic way. It is a transhumanist way. The
> > difference being that this is more of a borganistic idea than an
> > extropian one.
> Hmm, even if it [the surveillance] is private and distributed?
> Surely that could count as an expression of spontaneous
> order?

"Privacy" is one of those tough questions of libertarian thought. Some claim it as a right, but purists would disagree. Recording someone's actions in public or on private land other than eirs is /not/ a trespass. Even if there is some "right" to privacy, there is certainly no entitlement to it: no one should be coerced not to videotape and record anything ey pleases, record phone calls ey is a participant in, use personal information given to em for any purpose, ask any question on a job application, etc.

The only reason most libertarians think privacy is a good thing is that the major snoop is government, and we want them to have less power. I have to agree with Brin, though, that the way to fight back is to point the cameras back at them, not turn them off.

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