27. The Locks

May 20th, 2011 | spirit tracks

Governments and corporations colluded to shut off mainline internet and phone service in Egypt, but a couple of hundred people running TOR bridges kept the information moving. Now, maybe you’ve all been having conversations about tying countless services into a digital-city infrastructure and then giving them keys to someone else and how that would work when that’s centralised and some complete strangers now operate the locks.

If you really want to talk to digital ghosts on the streets of your cities, you may end up holding ad hoc digital seances. With your ghost boxes boiling your brains.

A bit of, in fact, radiation communism.