At 8:46 PM +0200 9/21/05, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>Why Brin is full of it, and reverse panopticon is a fantasy.

Obviously Brin is full of it -- from my own personal experience, even, :-)
-- but one should remember that law, much less legislation, is always a
lagging indicator.

Physics causes finance, which causes philosophy, and all that.

Even Stalin couldn't make Lysenkoism science.


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