[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
SOCIETY: crypto impact
>Like any new technology, selling crypto to the public will be
>difficult at first. I'll bet the telephone, something so vital to
>today's society it is difficult to imagine functioning without it, was
>tough to get going.
For an interesting look at this, see _When Old Technologies Were New_;
I've forgotten the author. It's about electrification and the
And remember, just because there's opposition, it could still be a bad
idea! :-) Let's not get too self-congratulatory here.
>On a related note, it is amazing how much information about you
>exists. [...] Some supermarkets were even testing a
>system in which your purchases (scanned by the bar code reader) are
>saved and indexed by your credit card or check!
It really is unsettling. There is, in fact, a speculative market in
personal information. Some of these companies doing supermarket
systems had the collection systems developed, and then went looking