GNUCITIZEN included a link today to a Discovery Channel video over on Google Video: 2057: The City. GNUCITIZEN’s comments are worth reviewing: he’s a security researcher, and understands how powerful and fragile our increasingly computer-mediated reality will become. The video is your typical Discovery Channel; half future vision, half present-day documentary on precursor tech. But not bad, though the gung-ho surveillance stuff gives me the same queasy stomach feeling that it always does. Time to re-read The Transparent Society!

UPDATE: Ugh…it got cheesier as I went along, but still, I’ve seen worse. Apparently there’s an entire 2057 series of shows; City, Body, World, etc.

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