Tuesday, December 14, 2010
We might not like Mark Zuckerberg or Julian Assange—but we’re going to have to learn to live in the world they’re making.
"These reactions are understandable and, in some cases, warranted. But they are largely beside the point. In a digitized and networked world, Zuckerberg, Assange, and their outfits are merely avatars of the inexorable march toward a radically greater degree of transparency in our personal, cultural, and political spheres. The question about the new transparency isn’t how to thwart it—because we can’t. The question is how we live with it."
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