Sunday, May 11, 2008

As It Happens

On Friday, May 9, 2008, CBC Radio One's very popular As It Happens aired three and a half minutes from my opening comments at the Walrus Magazine debate between me and Hal Niedzviecki. You can listen here -- I come in at the 10 minute, 27 second, mark.

Needless to say, I'm taking a much stronger position in these opening comments than I actually hold; this was a formal, moderated debate -- essentially, "Resolved: Canada should embrace the surveillance society," and my brief was to argue the affirmative.

(Of course, I explore the pros and cons of a surveillance society at length in my Neanderthal parallax trilogy, starting with the Hugo Award-winning Hominids.)

Many thanks to Hal -- who has an excellent article on the surveillance society in the current issue of The Walrus -- for asking for me to be his opponent.

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