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 everyone’s 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 people’s 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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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course LEGL 2700H taught by Professor Pagnattaro during the Fall '11 term at UGA.
- Fall '11
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy