[ExI] experiments on privacy: was: RE: privacy

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Thu Mar 21 04:31:04 UTC 2019

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From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of Stuart LaForge

>...To quote Edward Snowden:  “Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.”

I disagree completely.  Those two things are not the same at all.

Americans have the right to free speech, a right I feel is under fierce attack now more than ever.  It has never been clear to me we have the right to privacy outside our homes.  I completely recognize there are those who object to that notion.

>...I think that a completely transparent society will cause us to lose even the illusion of individuality causing us to evolve into some kind of collective hive mind. That is neither good nor bad in and of itself. The question simply is, is that what we want?

Stuart LaForge

Good question Stuart, and definitely something to think about.


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