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This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan: "All you need is a dollar and a dream."

20 April 2018

The Eye of Sauron is Real

No discussion of surveillance capitalism is complete without a mention of Peter Thiel’s data mining/analysis corporation Palantir. I suspect he wanted to call it “Sauron”, but somebody took him aside and told him that was too obvious. If you think Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are bad, you have no idea how creepy Silicon Valley can get.

Ceiling Cat is watching you masturbate from his office at Palantir.

26 January 2018

The Informed Consent of the Governed

This is some dialogue I will eventually work into one of my Starbreaker novels. Morgan and his friends know the truth about the Phoenix Society, and eventually decide that the secret must be revealed so that everybody governed by it can give informed consent.