Privacy and identity

Millionaire John Gilmore stays close to home

Okay, forget for a moment that he's a loon. Is there a deeper message about state-society relations here? What role does anonymity play in our assumptions about individual v state interests?

How much of our beliefs about freedom or liberty are at least partially predicated on imperfect information? Once technology enables us to shift that balance, what does it suggest about the life expectancy of such beliefs?

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