I remember a time when online mass-surveillance was a crazy conspiracy theory.


@fazzah Amazingly, some people still think it is.

@be @fazzah

I was part of the rave scene in the 80s/90s/00s and we always assumed all telecoms networks were monitored (perhaps more to an extent than was reality back then), and on Usenet there'd be boffins openly posting with *.gchq.mod.uk etc addresses in places like comp.lang.fortran so anyone with any sense was careful what they shared online even in early 90s...

@be @fazzah **cough cough** I've got in a drama because they thought it is
They called me "funi conspiracy guy"

@be @fazzah I need a word for that. When people laugh you out of a conversation for discussing recent news… What do we call irrational belief that nobody is out to get you? It's the same kind of delusion. It's more than just denial. They're afraid of paranoia. Paranoiaphobia?

@travisfw @be @fazzah

Nice concept.

"Deliberate blindness", perhaps?

"Scared? Of course i'm scared. Anyone born with something as tender as a pair of testicles has every right to live in fear..." - Hugh Cook. 1983. :D

@travisfw @be @fazzah


Pro-noia: The feeling that the universe is out to help you. :D

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