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[liberationtech] Query on implications of dragnet eavesdropping

Griffin Boyce griffinboyce at gmail.com
Fri Jun 21 11:05:45 PDT 2013


Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Every day, one learns a new thing… or at least has one's guesses
> confirmed—and then does the same old. I think all of us (undefined set of
> persons but including those on this public list) have simply assumed that
> all information is kept for always, and that the nature of the always
> bureaucracy is that it eliminates boundaries of time, so that what you did
> long ago is what you will do today and tomorrow—this is what makes you
> "you"--and all can be used to frame you as a penal subject. But then, I'v
> read too much Kafka and Foucault.
>
> cheers,
> Louis
>

  Louis, I think that Foucault would be genuinely pissed to see how things
have progressed in his absence.  We started as a disciplinary society,
progressed into a society of control, and then regressed entirely into a
panoptic society.  I'm not sure what that says about us or how we deal with
tragedy.

~Griffin

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