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. Cheers, RAH -- ----------------- R. A. Hettinga <mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED]> The Internet Bearer Underwriting Corporation <http://www.ibuc.com/> 44 Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA "... however it may deserve respect for its usefulness and antiquity, [predicting the end of the world] has not been found agreeable to experience." -- Edward Gibbon, 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'