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The transparent society : will technology force us to choose between privacy and freedom?

Author: David Brin
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Perseus Books, ©1998.
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In The Transparent Society, award-winning author David Brin details the startling argument that privacy, far from being a right, hampers the real foundation of a civil society: accountability. Using examples as disparate as security cameras in Scotland and Gay Pride events in Tucson, Brin shows that openness is far more liberating than secrecy and advocates for a society in which everyone (not just the government  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brin
ISBN: 0738201448 9780738201443
OCLC Number: 41433013
Description: v, 378 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt.I: A new world --
The challenge of an open society --
The end of photography as proof of anything at all --
The age of knowledge --
Citizen truth squads --
Privacy under siege --
The accountability matrix --
Can we own information? --
An open society's enemies --
pt.II: Minefields --
Human nature and the dilemma of openness --
Essences and experiments --
Lessons in accountability --
All the world is a (digital) marketplace --
The war over secrecy --
The problem of extortion --
pt. III: Road maps --
Pragmatism in an uncertain world --
The plausibility matrix --
Humility and limits --
A withering away? --
Global transparency --
A little loyalty --
The road of openness.
Responsibility: David Brin.
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A respected futurist advances an argument sure to cause debate--in a wired world, the best way to preserve our freedom will be to give up our privacy.  Read more...

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