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Name: Sam

From: California

Bio: Middle Class Internet User

Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator

Topic: Privacy

Headline: Better-behaved society

Nutshell: The Internet will become a central repository of karma...among other things.

Vision: A new meaning for, “You had it coming.”

It is inevitable that it will become easier to contribute to Internet as technology advances and a "central" (virtually not literally) location emerges.

People, on an individual basis and collectively will behave better. Anyone with knowledge about you will be able to post it. Imagine an eBay feedback mechanism on a personal-interaction level.

Example: Philanthropic behavior, (example: Carrying a disabled person's groceries home) may improve your credit rating...there will be a correlation of opportunities and societal beneficial behavior.

Date Submitted: 11/11/2004

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