Reads and things 8/25/20

Well, one read today rather. Ross Anderson’s The Panopticon Is Already Here in the September issue of The Atlantic is well worth a read. It’s a long one, and although it spent a little more time than it needed to on hypotheticals, there’s plenty here about what China is currently doing with the surveillance state it’s built, how it’s using and developing AI, and what other nation states are doing with the AI and surveillance tech they’re exporting.

If the last four years or so have taught me anything, it’s don’t think the terrifying stuff going on in other places on the planet can’t happen here. I mean, I knew that, but I didn’t really know that. Ya know?