A surprising and very interesting presentation about authoritarian surveillance — its link to fear, and being aware of hard-wired responses including dominance and anti-predator behaviours … with a side swipe at the roots of ‘religious belief’. I like Peter Watts’ approach to the topic, looking back at the powerful and another take on ‘only the paranoid survive’ (not a reference to the Andy Grove book) …

I watched this a month ago, and have been thinking about it. He makes sense to me.

The embedded video doesn’t include his slides, but they’re here in an imperfect but very worthwhile transcript (PDF) which is worth following along as you listen to the video.

h/t @SixthColumnist