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Is a dystopian surveillance state computationally possible?

This isn't really a conspiracy theory question. More of an inquire on the global computational power and data storage logistics question. Most recording instruments such as cameras and microphones ...
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Are simple animal snares and traps a form of automation? Of computation?

I'm trying to understand the relationship of humans and automation, historically and culturally. I ask because the waterclock is generally considered the earliest form of automation, but snares and ...