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Hacking Happens: Describe Life When We Have Few If Any Secrets

During the 1960s, we in the computer industry knew hackers would try to get access to information stored on computers. We knew confidentiality, or secrecy,  would require each pair of computers to have a shielded wire connection. That was impossible so the public phone circuits were chosen. Encryption became inevitable.

How will our lives change if we have few if any secrets? For the worse? For the better?

Will shame, our knowing that others know more than we now want them to know, lose its power to affect our decisions? Will anyone be able to use unspoken cultural or religious values to control what we do?

What say you?

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