[extropy-chat] Wearable Camera Etiquette

Harvey Newstrom mail at HarveyNewstrom.com
Thu Apr 15 23:21:48 UTC 2004

On Thursday, April 15, 2004, at 02:36 pm, Samantha Atkins wrote:

> On Apr 14, 2004, at 7:50 PM, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
>>>> - don't record while using the phone where you can break 
>>>> wiretapping laws
>>> We need to get to a society quickly where it is assumed that 
>>> everything witnessed by any person was "remembered" in full fidelity 
>>> and is fully shareable with others.   Anything less than this limits 
>>> all of us.
>> This sounds good to some people, but I am sure there are other people 
>> who do not desire this.  We need a society that allows both choices 
>> to coexist with each other.  I don't think people fear other people's 
>> technology as much as they fear it will impose itself on people who 
>> don't want it.
> Should some people's desire to limit the capabilities of other people 
> to what they are comfortable with be honored?   I don't see why or how 
> doing so could be compatible with freedom to enhance one's own life 
> and capabilities.

I understand that you don't want people imposing their limitations on 
you.  But can you see how your vision of the future imposes new 
limitations on others?  They currently can hold private conversations 
while at dinner or in their car.  Your future has people using 
technology to listen in on these conversations not intended to them, 
and limits people's capabilities to talk normally.  You will stop them 
from doing what they are already capable of now.  They also will resent 
this new limitation and fight against it.  Their will claim that you 
are limiting them, just as you claim the reverse would be limiting you. 
  I suspect that society will (at least initially) side with the 
majority/older capabilities over minority/new capabilities.

What I am saying is that we need a way to introduce the new 
capabilities without destroying people's already existing capabilities.

> We need to enable people to augment their abilities AND enable people 
> to have some level of privacy and control over what is done with their 
> information trail.

I think we are pretty much agreed in our goals.  There will be a lot of 
friction as technology becomes more imposing on others.

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