Excellent points and I would like to link to this to share with members of the Bitcoin Foundation. I cannot speak for them, however the values expressed in this piece are very much in sync with my own and as a member of the Bitcoin Foundation I want other members to know about the work that is being done to put privacy back in order.
This week we've learned of yet another outrage perpetuated by the NSA. Given the history and probable course of the Snowden leaks, I am confident the previous sentence will continue to be true for quite a while into the futur...
It is all pretty new to me, and yet strangely familiar. I am interested in discussing the sociological implications of Bitcoin (and other online currency) both for less fortunate peoples in the world, and in tern, for developing courageous actions to make the world more livable.
I am less interested in the HOW, and more interested in the WHY and WHAT can be done.