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My journal: Never been one to let the carrier drop

Posted on: Thu, 19 May 2016 10:57:24 GMT
Fetched on: 2016-05-19 04:05:02
From: http://sheer-panic.livejournal.com/333359.html (operation safeword)

Originally published at Never been one to let the carrier drop. You can comment here or there.

So, I keep going back and forth as to whether this would be a good idea. I think I’ve talked about it before. But it would be technically feasible to add a device similar to Amazon Echo to every dorm room and frat house. The idea would be to create a ‘safeword’ – something that would almost never false positive – that would call 911 and give the location of the device and audio clips from it.

The downside is it’s surveillance, and it would also probably get abused by government which would then insist the devices could be used for monitoring. The upside is that it could vastly cut down on things like campus rape. I can’t decide if it’s a good idea or not. But watching The Hunting Ground makes it seem like it might be.

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