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NSA Spying is Only the Beginning

Processing power gets about half as cheap every 18 months, so in 20 years, the $1.5 billion NSA data center will only cost $180,000, making it available to essentially every tin-horn dictator and small-cap internet company on earth. In 30 years, the same processing power ought to only cost $1500. If we are to remain private, and therefore remain free, we need to find another way, because this power can eventually belong to everyone, even Souljaboy.

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Property rights solves this.

People should own data and metadata about themselves.

If third parties want it, they should have to PAY you.

I'd agree,

but how do you enforce it when Somalian hackers are stealing your metadata and selling it to the Russian mob?

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

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Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

Well, clearly....

...you create a New World Order, put everyone in a massive global centralized database and launch a global war on terror to enforce your directives and "security".

:P

Oh the risks associated with freedom.

The cure is worse than the

The cure is worse than the ailment.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

What will you do with your

What will you do with your pocket NSA computer?

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

Current Home PCs

are like a bazillion times more powerful than the computers that were used in the Manhattan Project. What do people do with all that power now? Speaks volumes.

Most people do useless stuff,

but occasionally someone makes Amazon.com

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

The internet was invented so scientists could share nudie pics

with each other.

All other related tech flows from that.

Porn drives the net and wireless tech. I can only shudder to think what might be possible with teraflops of processing power.

Actual sex.

Actual sex.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

Or at least driving a brain (and other) interface to make you

think you're really having it.