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Interesting beeb documentary featuring Jacob Applebaum, Julian Assange, Ed Snowden's disembodied voice, TOR, Bitcoin, Some technology wonks and da Offorities.
Surprisingly even handed considering the content.
I'm watching that lecture now. I'm thinking excellent plot for a sci-fi thing would be to put GPS dust in cocaine and use it to track perps.
I think that we're essentially in a state of flux at the moment. The draconian dinosaurs in power have this technology which they don't really understand and are using it to try and create a panopticon. But ultimately, the increasing connectivity will make these feudalistic hierarchical power structures untenable and lead to the implementation of actual egalitarian democracy.
Ultimately was it not the internet that led to the decline and fall of pederasty in powerful organizations? (first the Catholic Church, then the Media, then the Govt)
In my most humble and uninformed oikish opinion what we are witnessing is akin to the use of the written word to oppress the massess following the creation of the Gutenberg printing press. These villainous people campaigning for transparency and digital rights are analogous to Lutheran Heresies
Something something Marshall McLuhan, something something Serial Experiments Lain.