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Unformatted text preview: possibilities mind reading could open up, from fixing handicaps to creating new life-easing products. At the other unlikely end, we could abandon personal privacy altogether, creating a society where everyones thoughts are publicly available, eliminating the ability to lie. As unlikely as this is, we can already see what mass communication and in particular the internet has done to personal privacy. Sales records, GPS devices, and tweets have made peoples private lives much more public than they were at the turn of the 20 th century. From where we have headed, my guess is that legislation will fall somewhere in between, with a massive influx of legislation and Supreme Court decisions....
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- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy