Comment 37129

By Whisper (anonymous) | Posted January 19, 2010 at 15:04:59

Nuking the internet for lack of privacy suggests, of course, that people should be ashamed of their life-style experiments, their dirty little habits. That they need to keep their closet doors closed for fear someone will disover the skeletons inside. But what if the doors are opened and there's the background to an interesting, complex person found to be inside? The need to keep secrets is a greater problem than the danger of their revelation.

But I am intrigued by the fact that, in a way, the internet, as more and more people use it as a medium for individual empowerment, seems to increasingly become a single, self-aware entity. It's as if we're building a new entity with the internet as the nervous system. As that happens the net needs to be open and inclusive.

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