[ExI] What surveillance solution is best - Orwellian, David Brin's, or ...?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 05:30:18 UTC 2007

On 27/06/07, A B <austriaaugust at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "Why?"
> Cost. Cost:Benefit is too high. If you have enough big
> guns and big bodyguards, then it doesn't really matter
> if most of your impoverished population doesn't like
> you.

Surely bugging every house wouldn't be either more difficult or more
expensive than, say, a space program. I think the reason no-one has
tried it is evidence that there are some things which even dictators
fear would be too unpopular.

Stathis Papaioannou

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