[ExI] chilling effects

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Oct 25 20:39:56 UTC 2013

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 9:25 PM, Anders Sandberg  wrote:
> The most worrisome effect is that a certain kind of people take those
> putative flags very seriously, and deliberately live amazingly bland lives.
> You can see the young politicians who have nearly no net shadow except party
> activities, and plan on being electable because they have no scandals. You
> can see it among the admin people who aim at conforming maximally, thinking
> this is a clever career move. The problem is that this can lead to a
> feedback loop: if the officers vetting you have a perspective of what a
> proper life is based on their own conformist lives, they will gather people
> like themselves in the institutions of power. Most bureaucracies love
> bureaucrats, because they make sense to bureaucrats.

Have you read this article?

A well travelled writer was refused entry to USA from Canada after
hours of interrogation because the border guards didn't like some of
the countries he had visited.

A sad story.


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