Prediction: at some point, failure to actively and completely participate in social networks will be considered a sign of subversive behavior that must be investigated, similar to using PGP email or Tor is today.

@jerry TSA agent: "please log in to your Facebook account"
Me: "i don't use Facebook"
[a siren blares in the distance]

@switchingsocial @annika “if you see something, say something. Even if you don’t see something, say something just in case”

@switchingsocial @jerry @annika what I don't get is, how does anyone think that someone would be plotting a terrorist attack on paper on a plane next to someone who can clearly see what they are writing....
(especially if she thought he was gonna attack the plane they were on, which... seriously? that'd be the worst prepared attack in the history of humanity)

@grainloom @switchingsocial @jerry @annika - Most people’s ideas of evil doing come from movies. You see the villian preparing for the attack, often speaking and writing in indecipherable languages, codes, and texts. Storywise, this paints the villian as an other, as something foreign and wrong. Folks see it in real life and freak out. Art imitating life imitating art.

That’s how the CFAA was drafted as well... so there’s that.

@tinker @grainloom @switchingsocial @annika makes me wonder if real life bad guys are also influenced by movies and feel the need to create crazy diagrams and written plans, simply because that’s the expectation...

@jerry @tinker @grainloom @switchingsocial @annika

A nice example from is Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, in the toon "Phineas and Ferb".
He is the only who actually want to change the world (for the worse, from the O.W.C.A. perspective).

Phineas and Ferb, despite being just as smart as him, are deeply integrated in the mainstream vision: each morning the world is just like the day before and they are fine with it.
Ferb is the ideal : he's smart and do what others want.

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