Cory Doctorow: the coming war on general computation

Last year at 28C3, Cory Doctorow delivered a powerful keynote talk about his vision of controls in the general purpose PC market. It's a semi-apocalyptic state of affairs when you realize that he's right. There is profit (and other) incentives to limit what you can do with your computation devices.

I'd say this video was the highlight of 28C3. In the wake of all the 29C3 that will be coming out, I couldn't let this gem go unnoticed. Well worth watching (or rewatching).

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Event: 28th Chaos Comm

Setting the Stage

This video really said a lot to me this afternoon:

Population is projected to double in Africa in the next 50 years to 2 billion people. I wonder how much dryer and warmer the planet is going to be by then...Does anyone else see where this is going?

Yum Yum

There's not much to say, just watch it. Oh and don't turn it off, he gets to the racial disparity of it all as well

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