[extropy-chat] State of the Total Information Awareness project
Extropian Agroforestry Ventures Inc.
megao at sasktel.net
Fri May 6 21:25:34 UTC 2005
Just how close is the TIA project to being able to track all 360 million
or so North Americans 24/7/364?
If money is scannable at ATMs , then next might be scanning mechanisms
integrated into cash registers.
If Banks implement total tracking of transactions all that might slip by
would be coins.
If all card-related transaction data is TIA accessible then it is
possible to track individuals quite well.
Biometric ID would complete the picture and co-relate the individual to
the deemed transaction owner.
GPS linkage to POS and POTransactions and location of physical
conveyances would then allow
analysis of patterns of movement and make patterns more and more
Things like individual home power consumption signatures could indicate
volumes and strengths and pitches
of device in and outputs.
All that would then be missing would be an AI scaled to handle TIA data
flow in real time.
Crime as we know it would become predictable as TIA became more and more
and robust enough to hold 360,000,000 dynamic patterns in active memory
Is the cost of this worth the benefits.
Compared to policing, enforcement and punishment costs society bears it
might be economical.
Compare the cost of preventing a murder with the costs of 40 years of
confinement by a judicial system.
The other cost would be social.
If the system has firm protocals and individuals are prevented from any
form of civil disobedience
which might be required to implement a process of change how would this
be built into
an otherwise totally managed system?
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