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<nettime> accelerating eats the world
Morlock Elloi on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:47:16 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> accelerating eats the world


Heavy involvement of technology in social interactions keeps producing new challenges, that someone needs to deal with. That someone is getting more and more busy.

The latest event is discovery that someone was/is burning child pornography into ... blockchain. To be more specific, into Bitcoin blockchain: https://fc18.ifca.ai/preproceedings/6.pdf

As everyone knows, the blockchain is immutable and lasts forever.

Possession of child pornography is widely classified as felony, usually with no exceptions for 'accidental possession'.

This means that something has to give: either possessing Bitcoin blockchain is a felony (those images will *never* be removed), or inadvertent possession of child pornography is not a crime (which will give rise to new child pornography storage medium: blockchain.)

Discussions, meetings and other activities spent on this issue will burn huge amount of work hours, without creating any value except patching the broken system.



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