Friday, February 04, 2005

My question is related to Part 7, Embedded Networks. If computing devices are embedded into products to allow for greater surveillance by government and will the differences show up? Will people with more money have more products and therefore incur more surveillance? Would someone without a house/apartment and old clothing be subjec to less? Or maybe people with more money would be able to chose to buy products that are guarenteed to NOT have embedded computing devices except for the ones they want (e.g. in their toaster etc). One respondent stated "innovators of these tools have consistently been ahead of government efforts to counter their influence". Who are the innovators of these tools? Who will have the ability to "be ahead of government efforts"? Would someone without a computer be under more or less surveillance? I'm curious about how this situation (if it did occur) would affect citizens differently based on divides and differences?

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