Between the local WiFi networks uniting neighbourhoods and whole cities being developed a bit all over the world, and a satellite based cheap broadband link into the internet, we just might end up with a net that is more resilient in the case of disasters and less open to surveillance, which today is quite ubiquitous…
Remember the Gorge Carver-Gorge Allen contrasting mindsets in predicting the outcome in Vietnam. The optimistic Carver argued , “if, if, if, we’re going to win. The pessimistic Allen countered: “unless, unless, unless we’re going to lose.”
In more formal argumentation, the “ifs” and “unlesses” are the ‘key assumptions” or “key variables” that are intended to support the estimated prediction. What have we here? Rarely a path to the truth.
By Dr. Gregory B. Newby. April, 2014
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The ability to anonymize yourself online and encrypt your data and communications is fundamental to free expression and should be a protected human right, a United Nations report said Thursday. The agency added that the tools are “necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age.”