[ExI] the ambiguously evil british have leaked julian assange's address

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Dec 16 02:03:09 UTC 2010

On 12/15/2010 6:57 PM, spike wrote:
> Perhaps Damien or one of the other SF hipsters can identify a story that I
> read a looooong time ago, over 30 yrs I think, where Asimov deals with this
> exact issue.  A scientist discovers some wonderful algorithm which allows
> him to regressively calculate quantum states to figure out exactly what
> happened at any given place at any time past.  He shows it to a colleague
> who shows it to someone else, but government goons find out and chase and
> catch one of them, who warns the other two, who flee in terror, and each
> tell someone else.  By the time the chase scene is over, the evil government
> goons have rounded up about 30 guys and have them all in custody.  Last
> scene, the head evil goon says something like "We have all of you now, but
> we have plenty of reason to think the secret has not been fully contained.
> So there is no point in killing you.  You are all free to go.  From now on,
> no one has any privacy, present or past.  There are no secrets anywhere ever
> again.  Welcome to your new world gentlemen, and may you all rot in hell."
> Damien, ever heard of it?


but cf. also much later


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