[ExI] Total Surveillance may be necessary to save humanity

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 15:30:03 UTC 2019

On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 7:27 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> I have my doubts that any state could effectively cut off their people
> from world news.  Techies everywhere can hack satellite signals, or bypass
> the censors on their version of the Web.  Can't they?

Firewalls sometimes work too well. I hate to say this but China's great
wall of internet censorship seems to be working exactly as designed. When
students at Beijing University were shown the world famous picture of Tank
Man heroically challenging 70 tons of steel during the 1989 Tiananmen
Square Massacre uprising taken just before the massacre started they had no
idea of what they were looking at and had never seen it before. And the
incident happened right next to the university.

Tank Man

Man vs. Chinese tank Tiananmen square

John K Clark
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