[FoRK] what to do with the PRISM database

rst at ai.mit.edu rst at ai.mit.edu
Thu Jul 11 10:52:54 PDT 2013


Damien Morton writes:
 > That's classical Police State stuff.  Lets assume the user's of PRISM put
 > their billy clubs down, and restrict themselves to more subtle effectors,
 > maybe making certain phone calls fail to connect, or delaying delivery of
 > certain messages.

FWIW, "Rule 34" by Charles Stross has this sort of manipulation as a
plot point (up to and including highly credible forged messages),
though the reader at first sees effects rather than causes, and the
exact nature and motives of the maniplator isn't clear up until
pretty much the end of the book...

rst


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