I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.

7 Responses to “Short documentary: Why Privacy Matters”

  1. Same title:  My TEDx talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPN5_tklUF8&list=PLsRNoUx8w3rPA1NEuC4rajDHM2F56eK8n&index=10&feature=plpp_video

  2. patrace says:

    Are there people actively advocating for reduced privacy or is it just an easy direction to slide when we’re not paying attention?  I’d love to see some representation from both sides of the issue in this documentary.

    • Gideon Jones says:

      I think it’s moreso that a lot of people have (fairly accurately to my mind) predicted that new technology has essentially killed privacy, and that there’s no going back.

  3. miasm says:

    How long can privacy last?
    How long will the privacy that lasts, last?
    The furtherance of intelligence may supersede the requirement for privacy as it is currently understood.
    The archaeologists of the future may be as interested in our entelechy as they are with our interaction and impact on the external world.
    So, what quality of privacy is it currently proper to expect and in what way can the inevitable evolution of that expectation be made amenable to those who currently expect?
    Here’s hoping that the future isn’t too litigious.

  4. ocker3 says:

    Boom, BooM, Boom! Time and again through that video they brought up stuff I hadn’t thought of before, but really made sense. 

  5. greggman says:

    Good video but “compact”? Here’s hoping someone can figure out a soundbite / meme that will really get this important topic to spread.

  6. Great video. Thank you! 

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