Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Welcome to dystopia.

Cyberpunk writer William Gibson muses on Oceania, 1984 (the book and the year), and George Orwell.

It is becoming unprecedentedly difficult for anyone, anyone at all, to keep a secret.

In the age of the leak and the blog, of evidence extraction and link discovery, truths will either out or be outed, later if not sooner. This is something I would bring to the attention of every diplomat, politician and corporate leader: the future, eventually, will find you out. The future, wielding unimaginable tools of transparency, will have its way with you. In the end, you will be seen to have done that which you did.
I like what he says and how he says it.

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