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Is privacy a thing of the past?

The problem of embracing technology

By AC Grayling   November 2015

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When any of the major marathons is being run, someone appropriately mentions the event that inspired them: how news was taken from Marathonos, 26 miles from Athens, of the defeat of Darius I of Persia when he invaded Greece in 490 BC. It was carried by a runner, Pheidippedes, one of the commonest methods of sending messages in those distant days.

Another method, as the opening scene of Aeschylus’s Agamemnon memorably recounts, is by beacon fire, visible from one hill top to another in a long…

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