***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Great article, I agree! If I had to pick on something, it would be the very last quote: > -----Original Message----- > But clearly, the technology could also enable a surveillance society. > "We'll > have the capability, and it will be up to society to determine how we use > it," Dr. Rashid said. "Society will determine that, not scientists." When did scientists get kicked out of society?? I've never quite understood claims to either of the extremes: the "mad scientist" extreme in which scientists rule the world, nor the "isolationist" extreme in which a scientist has *no* say, that it is left to others to decide what to do with the creations of scientists. At worst, shouldn't a scientist have a say in that determination that is *equal* to that of everyone else? Or rather, that the contribution they make to that determination is *independent* of their status as a scientist? But I'm nitpicking, I'm sure... Cheers, Andy _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.