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Old 01-06-2017, 04:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by wdb
I get the invasion of privacy thing but to be honest...
I think of it as less 'invasion' and more 'obsolescence'. Since it it's one of those things that enabled the Enlightenment, I think that is short-sighted technologically.

Imagine a world where Al Gore had listened to John Gilmore and commissioned Bitcoin instead of surrendering Internet to the credit card companies. I can. It's full of geodesic domes.

Edit: I met John Gilmore once. If you doubt his creds — from the link:
He co-authored the Bootstrap Protocol in 1985, which evolved into DHCP - the primary way local networks assign devices an IP address.

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