VOICES FROM THE CONFERENCE
We are the first generation that's really living its lives in a way where we can be surveilled throughout our lifetime. Such as, who do we communicate with? What do we communicate about? This can all be technically collected and saved forever.
I don't think we really understand the implications of what this means. It's probably going to be too late when we realize the problems that come from such openness.
It's my sense that Hypponen is on target in these remarks. Hopefully, students in LGST 196 will start thinking about how to get ahead of the curve.
It's fair to say, however, that if "technology" leads to an end to "privacy," and if an end to "privacy" means an end to "freedom," thinking about the issues is only the first step!