Rise of the Geeks


A fascinating, yet disturbing article by Steve Baker. His article, Rise of the Geeks, in The New Statesman discusses how increasingly much, if not yet everything, we do is monitored not just through CCTV, but by where we shop, how we use our computers and our cell phones. Whether we acknowledge it or not more and more information is being collected about us.

It gives a new meaning to phrases such as the ‘information age’. Indeed, the potential for Orwellian oversight of our existence looms large and ever nearer.  The need for good governance and strong human rights legislation is made clear when one considers what these technologies can do.

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