It is disparities in transparency that threaten the health of freedom, markets, science and civilization.
Let there be no mistake. The cynics are enemies of freedom, not its defenders. Their tirades of gloom undermine the confidence and can-do spirit of problem solving that might get us across this transition era.
Sousveillance is fundamental to our freedom, for in altercations with authority, what other recourse can a citizen turn to, than the Truth?
Your neighbors are not all sheep. Your political opponents are not all evil or fools. Try talking to those you despise. They are your fellow citizens. And together, we are not lesser than any "greatest generation.
Only if we deal with complexity will we gain access to those baubles overhead that we've started to relish, with rising eagerness and ambitious greed. The stars.
Creative people see Prometheus in a mirror, never Pandora. -- David Brin