Mark Tomlinson

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Charlie's Diary: Shaping the future

Charlie's Diary: Shaping the future: "One of the biggest risks we face is that of sleep-walking into a police state, simply by mistaking the ability to monitor everyone for even minute legal infractions for the imperative to do so.

And then there's history.

History today is patchy. I never met either of my grandfathers — both of them died before I was born. One of them I recognize from three photographs; the other, from two photographs and about a minute of cine film. Silent, of course. Going back further, to their parents ... I know nothing of these people beyond names and dates. (They died thirty years before I was born.)"

This is an incredibly honest and insightful appraisal of where TODAY'S tech is taking us tomorrow. It is not an attempt to extrapolate the tech of tomorrow. Very good read...