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Books that make you paranoid.
Salsa at 2:06PM, Aug. 2, 2010
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I'm reading Little Brother by Cory Doctorow for a University Honors course I'm taking this fall. One of the critics called it the spiritual successor to 1984.

He's right.

The book is available for free download as a PDF. It's formatted weird, but it's been a pretty easy read so far, so you should be able to get through it in about a week if you go slow. I want to hear your own opinions on this.

This book gave me the same paranoid feeling I got when reading 1984. This is worse, though, because all of the tech is either here or is very close, like inside of five to ten years close. I like living in a free country where your business is your own. I believe in the bill of rights and I distrust big government. All the scenarios presented could happen. It could happen far too easily. RFID's are already in use. It'd be ridiculously easy to install hardware in the consumer electronics that would allow snoops to record conversations and keystrokes, encrypt, and compress those files.

Read the book. It's a real wake-up call.
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Freegurt at 10:41AM, Aug. 7, 2010
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House of Leaves.

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Giratinasaur at 10:36AM, Aug. 8, 2010
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Hmm… I haven't read any books lately that have made me paranoid, but when I was a kid I read a book that, for a few months afterward, gave me a fear of… rocking horses. I'm not even kidding. That thing was cursed, man.

The House of Jirachi: the only webcomic that has static rats and ebony felines working together in tandem.
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machinehead at 6:33PM, Aug. 10, 2010
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The few verses of the Bible that I've read make me paranoid of going to hell. Probably because everything the Bible tells me not to do I've done, except for murder, but the day is young.
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Air Raid Robertson at 8:10PM, Aug. 10, 2010
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I don't believe an explanation is necessary.
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