Jon Michael Galindo

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30 October 2015

There Is No Dog

In my attempt to imagine a universal surveillance system which simultaneously protected privacy, I settled on a question-and-answer interface whose privacy guidelines allowed it to provide the answer to any question whose asker had a right to know.

In “There is No Dog”, a professor, student, and said interface carry out a brief discussion on the student’s paper. The student repeatedly presents excuses for the missing assignment, which the machine repeatedly rebuffs.

I suspect that, in reality, no such system could possibly offer privacy protection. At best it would be useless; at worst, its mistakes would ruin lives.

© Jon Michael Galindo 2015