Sebastian Lemery

Engineer + Futurist


There soon will be no “offline”

In the near future, even Luddites will be tracked and all their actions quantified. The only option is to create defensive laws and…


Learn how your government works, not how to code a blog

An army of casual coders is the last thing we need


A recent post by Ven Portman is gaining popularity through Hacker News and Twitter. He describes how we have centralized a lot of the key parts of a once open and free internet, and that this centralization leads to bad things, like censorship and an…


There soon will be no “offline”

In the near future, even Luddites will be tracked and all their actions quantified. The only option is to create defensive laws and…


Indifference in the world of secret algorithms

An engineer’s view on why innocuous systems can be surprisingly problematic

Publications edited by Sebastian Lemery

Discussing privacy and security in a rapidly changing landscape


Symmetrical surveillance is our only option


As increased surveillance is sought by governments, we need to not only voice our concerns but also embrace new technology, like Google Glass…