Do You Guys Hear Yourself When You Talk?
Hilarious piece by JASON JONES on the The Daily Show did an excellent job of putting in perspective what’s happening on the front lines of the Technology v.s. Privacy War. I have been getting more and more uncomfortable with how easily people are surrendering their privacy rights and accepting surveillance, in exchange for what? Convenience? A Fad Gadget? The technophiles that Jones cleverly mocks as “Phillip K. Dicks” appear to be totally oblivious to how their expensive toy is crossing a dangerous line. One even refers to objections to her filming as a Hate Crime!! People never used to be so afraid of cameras – the pictures more than likely wound up in someone’s boring slide show or scrapbook, never to be seen. But the implication today when you have a phone camera pointed at you is MUCH different- it says “I have an agenda, I’m putting you on the internet for a reason you may not like”!! And Google Glass is now seeking to turn humans into SPYBOTS with a whiny, condescending attitude, demanding a non-existent right. Google built a giant Metadata warehouse in San Francisco, and are lofting Wi-Fi relaying balloons worldwide, seeking to go where “Google Streetview” cannot…..yet.
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