Why Paul Krugman Is Wrong About Wearables

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This is an ACLU blog post in response to a 2015 NY Times column. It covers interesting topics - the Varian rule (“a simple way to forecast the future is to look at what rich people have today), privacy of the rich, wearables, and the ACLUs plenty to hide position.

In a blog post Friday, the always interesting Paul Krugman weighs in on the future of wearable technology such as the Apple Watch. Acknowledging that he has no special expertise, he predicts that wearable tracking devices will become widespread, and that people will use them not just to monitor themselves, but, as he pithily puts it, so the ubiquitous surveillance net can see them, and give them stuff.”

September 27, 2017