A vision for the future
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Name: Salam Tims
Bio: 35 Years as Systems Analyst, PC/Net (ARPANET) user since early 80s, writer/filmmaker
Area of Expertise: Author/Editor/Journalist
Headline: Privacy Fades Out as Transparency Fades In
Nutshell: Everyone is online all the time and all "walls" (fire and other) are transparent semi-permeable membranes.
The combination of globally integrated databases and networks, microminiaturization (even without nanotech), wideband wireless, and-ultimately-biotech implants, will put everyone online all the time. Privacy will become a quaint concept.
Date Submitted: 11/10/2004