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January 16, 2006

BT's tinpot dictator

"Enjoy the future" raves British Telecom, in its Technology Timeline for 2006-2050. BT spoils the effect by warning of wildcards, that "may happen at any time", that include "international financial collapse" and "the possible rise of a machine dictator". I'm sanguine about the second of these problems: the rise of a cyber-Stalin will be welcome after the totalitarian regime of Wanadon't that persecutes us today.

Posted by John Thackara at January 16, 2006 05:19 PM


not too sure about the cyber stalin. privacy online was a myth, and now with the direction in which Bush is heading, nothing will be private.

Posted by: jedi at January 23, 2006 01:19 AM

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