A fascinating exploration of the future impact of technology,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom? (Paperback)
Brin begins with a compelling comparison: should we allow technology to rule us -- or rather, should we concede the right of rulers to control technology -- or should we as citizens take seriously the egalitarian implications of technology. Brin defends the latter option with great conviction, but he's no congratulatory futurist. He concedes that we may be forced to reconceptualize how we think about privacy, but at the same time he offers compelling reasons to believe that technology may open an emancipatory door to more genuine freedom. Beware the cameras, for they are coming, is Brin's mantra. Far better that we collectively decide where they should be pointing.
(15 customer reviews)