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Futurist William Gibson on the BBC

It was Catherine Mayer's tweet, quoting the mighty William Gibson, that first alerted me to this brilliant Start the Week programme on BBC Radio 4:

"Only if you're extremely rich & influential will you be able to afford the sort of privacy a poor person would have had 30 years ago"

Especially interested me since I've talked for years about a post-privacy world, where we're less bothered about privacy as we once were. Or perhaps, we'll learn to trade privacy for other benefits. We've already done this to an extent in the modern world: safer cities, targeted advertising, better search results, more helpful suggestions from stores.

Listen to the podcast at Start the Week.

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