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Speculation about what technological change can do to society is at the very heart of Science Fiction.
It also works pretty well for other cautionary tales:
We now know that the NSA is collecting location information en masse. As we’ve long said, location data is an extremely powerful set of information about people. To flesh out why that is true, here is the kind of future memo that we fear may someday soon be uncovered:
Sorry for the light posting the last few days; the latest viral thing going around managed to get more of a grip on my body than I would have liked. But the work on St. Cybi’s Well continues to go well.
*From this comment on MetaFilter. The whole discussion is worth reading.
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