Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sotomayor and 1984

Recently on Reddit, someone asked which SciFi universe was most likely in our future.

I responded 1984 - and was severely downvoted (go figure).

I am somewhat vindicated by recent statements by Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor:
"We are in that brave new world, and we are capable of being in that Orwellian world, too."
It's good that the is someone on the Supreme Court who has this problem in view.

But it's not all good news:
"And when the high court got its first chance to look at one aspect of the program, it declined to do so and let stand the government's bulk metadata phone collection program Snowden disclosed."

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