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.
This book describes the Bertillion system of identification, which was among the first biometric systems to be developed and deployed in modern times.
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.
Rather than cling to an illusion of anonymity, Brin argues that ...