The world does seem to be going in the direction of STASI 2.0, also known as Big Brother, an affront to human dignity and freedom.  If the world descends into a terror state or terror states–becomes divided into three terror states as Orwell foresaw, each looking something akin to North Korea as it is today–it might be a very good idea to be able to go old school.

As Bruce Schneier said in his excellent book Applied Cryptography: “There are two kinds of cryptography in this world: cryptography that will stop your kid sister from
reading your files, and cryptography that will stop major governments from reading your files.”



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