Although I personally agree with the article, I don't see how Stallman's point of view is more relevant now than he was 10 or 30 years ago. Most humans are sheep, especially when it comes to technology, and that hasn't changed in 30 years.
When I posted about the Vita CMA forcing the users to be connected all the time, half of the replies I got were at the level of a godwin point, telling me "if you are doing something on your Vita you don't want Sony to know, then you probably shouldn't be doing it in the first place".
When you talk to people about their phones spying on them, they just don't care. My wife was more worried about me not erasing my address book from my old phone when I threw it in the garbage can, than she is every time she uses her iPhone. She doesn't mind giving her full name and address to a supermarket when they offer her 0.05% discount!!!
My only hope is that there is so much information to process that people who are doing the spying are overwhelmed with it, and I can go through unnoticed.
This is unrelated to the part about putting a computer inside our own body, or putting our trust in a car, however. For this part, I trust that the companies that build those risk a lot (in terms of image) if their software is incorrectly programmed and therefore do their best to provide something that works and does not have any unadvertised "features". But maybe I'm a dreamer. Surely open source software all over the place would be way better.
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