Is privacy dead? If so, did the Web kill it or did the NSA? What is privacy, anyway? And if we decide it’s worth preserving, how can we do that? For our November issue, computer scientist, musician, writer and thinker Jaron Lanier wrestled with these questions at length. After he was done we gave him a call to talk about his main points. Here’s the conversation.
Seth Fletcher is a senior editor at Scientific American. He is at work on a book about the Event Horizon Telescope and the quest to take the first picture of a black hole. Follow him on Twitter @seth_fletcher.