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Appendix A. Annotated Bibliography

Annas, George J. Standard of Care: The Law of American Bioethics. London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Written by a leading bioethicist, Standard of Care explores the intersection between medicine, society, and the law by examining important bioethics cases that ended up in the courtroom. Topics in this book include abortion, AIDS, euthanasia, organ transplantation, and genetic research.

Bertillion, Alphonse (Chief of the Judicial Identification Service of France). Signaletic Instructions, Including the Theory and Practice of Anthropometrical Identification. Translated from the latest French edition, with 132 figures, plates and tables. Edited by Major R. W. McClaughry, late General Superintendent of Police of Chicago. Chicago: The Werner Company, 1896.

This book describes the Bertillion system of identification, which was among the first biometric systems to be developed and deployed in modern times.

Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam, 1990.

Brin's "no-privacy" vision of the Earth's future paints a world in environmental and political crisis. Set sometime in the next century, when video cameras are everywhere, all of the world's data is available cheaply on the data net, and vast destructive technology is routinely used by renegade individuals. Excellent reading, although the physics is a bit unlikely.

Brin, David. The Transparent Society. Reading, MA: Perseus Books, 1998.

Rather than cling to an illusion of anonymity, Brin argues that ...

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