Extra! Extra! Antisocial
I was a guest on BBC Radio 4's discussion on central bank digital currency
You can listen here…
An interesting and educational discussion with the brilliant Silkie Carlo, the head of Big Brother Watch here in the UK. I thought I would be at a disadvantage in the debate since I’d never listened to Joe Rogan, I didn’t know who Post Malone was and hadn’t watched Nigel Farage on GBNews. But it worked out OK.
The heart of the discussion was around privacy. It’s a complicated issue (explored in detail, for example, here), but I can summarise my position thus: total surveillance is bad, total anonymity is bad, privacy is good but it should be civil society that sets the dial.
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