What is DRIP and how, precisely, will it help the government ruin your life?

What is Drip and how, precisely, will it help the government ruin your life? | Charlie Brooker | Comment is free | The Guardian.

While not Charlie Brooker’s best work, one of the comments includes the following quote:

I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when we’ re a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and consulting our horoscopes,our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition.”

Carl Sagan

I think with the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill, and the way it was rushed through parliament, we’ve arrived at the situation Carl Sagan imagined – and in the UK.

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