Via Oblomovka, this New Yorker piece musing about what Philip K Dick would think of the Ministry of Information run by the reptilian John Poindexter. If the Information Awareness Office is allowed to progress on its present course, my prediction is that 5, 10, or perhaps 20 years down the road, it will implode after a huge scandal, a series of absurd but earnest Congressional hearings, and a multitude of promises that the government will never behave in such a manner again. In the meantime, people generally classified as America-haters will investigate and critique its bizarre and sociopathic methods to no avail. At least they’ll get to say “I told you so.”