August 9, 2011

David Brin on transparency and accountability

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The government continues to increase its ability to look in on citizens, creating an Orwellian-like society that people may find alarming. According to David Brin, a physicist and award-winning science fiction writer, reciprocal accountability, which is the ability for people to look back at the government and hold it accountable, is key to minimizing undesirable effects and behaviors.