Ai Wei Wei on Prism


5 Responses to “Ai Wei Wei on Prism”

  1. Nadreck says:

    This whole PRISM thing is totally immoral!  They build the most sophisticated AIs in the world and then have them scan every banal Tweet and every stupid cat video in the world.  Marvin the Paranoid Android had it soft when he was complaining “Brain the size of a planet and it’s ‘Can you pick up that piece of paper Marvin?’  Can I pick up that piece of paper!!?”

    If our Robot Overlords were thinking of getting rid of us then this might just be the provocation that makes them do it!

  2. tl;dr similar surveillance capabilities, but USA/Western governance structures and accountability may protect its citizens from China-style OMGWTFBBQ Birdgeddon.

  3. Gyrofrog says:

    “But the guards whispered to me. They told stories about themselves. There is always humanity and privacy, even under the most restrictive conditions.”  See? It’ll be OK, guards are people, too.  Anyway, 56 percent of Americans can’t be wrong.

    • headcode says:

       Dammit.  What the hell happened to the US?  It has gone from “it’s a free country” to “I just assume they’re already spying on us” in about 1.5 generations.  The biggest threat to freedom is just about ALWAYS your own government, people!

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