Newspaper article Roll Call

George Takei Talks Snowden, Japanese Internment and YouTube

Newspaper article Roll Call

George Takei Talks Snowden, Japanese Internment and YouTube

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Actor George Takei is in town, in part, to promote the AARP YouTube show he hosts, and he chatted with your Technocrat correspondent about his personal history, political activism and his thoughts on the National Security Agency surveillance program.

At a "Selfies with George" AARP event promoting its Takei's Take channel, which starts its second season next month, the original Mr. Sulu stated a simple demographic fact that was nevertheless startling: "My Star Trek fans are now of AARP membership generation."

Regardless, Takei is still a part of the emerging tech world, as illustrated in his video on online dating.

When asked whether he's been following any technology policy movements in D.C., Takei talked about the the NSA's surveillance program.

"The discussion that's been stimulated by Edward Snowden has been I think a very important discussion," he said, adding that he thinks Snowden should return to the United States, instead of being "sequestered" away from the debate. …

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