If we lose the ability to completely control computers we own, these machine can, and will, be used to put us under constant surveillance. If that happens, computers will have completed a trajectory from contributing to human freedom and making the Iron Curtain look like a rusty sieve, to fulfilling the 1984 telescreen vision of pervasive monitoring of every activity of every person.
DRM isn't just a copyright issue, it is a human rights issue.
BTW.. why can't we deep link to a person's post in Google+ ? If we can, it's not obvious.Posted by Mary Hodder at January 1, 2012 09:29 AM | TrackBack