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Name: Erik Wahman

From: Georgia

Bio: Web/Application Developer

Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator

Topic: Information Infrastructure

Headline: Privacy intrusion by us all

Nutshell: I have contacted you becuase your shoes say they're worn and I see you have the money in your account to buy these.

Vision: I see a world society, no longer an internet. The proliferation of personal information to a degree your shredder couldn’t handle. Where biotech chips inside individuals define our individualality.

A network of us interacting with stuff around us, and a household living us. Immediate information from anything.

A world that a hacker can rule for a short time until squashed by some large government agency. Where I can get tons of information about you (yes you, the person reading this) like what you had for breakfast with your family when you went on vacation to England three months ago.

Or even what that girl across the bar’s name is, whether she has an std, a job, a car, a boyfriend, a child, etc., all before I go talk to her and tell her my system profile matches her system profile, but, she would already know that, right? Or did she break a hacker's heart one sunny day when the temperature was 72 degrees in Detroit while they were drinking a Coke that was 52 degrees. Cause you know, he was wearing a pair a jeans that were 5 years 2 months and 18 days old that cost him $39.95 and had a hole in the knee; his new pair had been delivered 2 years 4 months and 7 days ago, but these just fit better.

Date Submitted: 11/11/2004

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