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Can You Disappear Without Leaving Society? One Man Is Trying

A silhouette in the dark (Isai Ramos/Unsplash)
A silhouette in the dark (Isai Ramos/Unsplash)

It’s not uncommon to fantasize about disappearing. But it’s rare to actually do it, and rarer still to do it and still function in everyday society — using credit cards, the internet, owning a car and having a bank account. But one man, who works in Bitcoin security, has largely succeeded. Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with New York Times security and technology writer Nathaniel Popper ( @nathanielpopper) about Jameson Lopp, the man who has — for the most part — managed to become invisible.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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Robin Young is the award-winning host of Here & Now. Under her leadership, Here & Now has established itself as public radio's indispensable midday news magazine: hard-hitting, up-to-the-moment and always culturally relevant.