An Early Online Privacy Expert Revisits His 1985 Predictions TodayMatt Novak6/07/13 1:14pmFiled to: Privacypaleofuturelarry hunterretrofuturewhole earth reviewcomputersprismnsa83EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBack in 1985, Larry Hunter was a grad student studying artificial intelligence at Yale. He had access to the kinds of computers and networking tools that few Americans even knew existed at the time. And for that reason, he saw into the future. Specifically, the future of online privacy. So how did his predictions hold up, and what does he think of this awful PRISM mess?