Big Brother and technology

Prof. Lawrence Lessig is one of the smartest people I know of, and he has a gift for explaining complicated legal issues in a way that most people can understand. He’s also responsible for some of the best presentations I’ve ever seen (online).

Recently he talked with Bill Moyers about how technology can be used to not only seek out and help catch the bad guys but also protect us at the same time. Yes, the show’s an hour long, and it’s hard in our busy lives to find an hour to spend watching something like this. We need to do it, however. We can’t afford to let our democracy wither away because policy debates are reduced to three-second sound bites.

(Sorry, I can’t seem to figure out how to embed the video here.)

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