All this and more from the state that has trouble with intelligent design and where babies come from !!!!!eljeffe said:
It certainly is. In my rant I didn't mean to imply that "oh my gosh, this might happen..." I was trying to say "It's already happening, and where is it going to stop?!"messenger13 said:The truth is...because of all of this technology, Big Brother is already watching way closer than most people think. Cell phones can and are being tracked. Voice conversations are being recorded. Internet traffic can and is being traced. And so on, and so on, and so on . . .
hschisler said:It certainly is. In my rant I didn't mean to imply that "oh my gosh, this might happen..." I was trying to say "It's already happening, and where is it going to stop?!"
Good points. Veterans (myself included) have their fingerprints on file -- at least, I think we all do. Mine were taken during basic training (OK, not just mine -- the whole company's).BudCesena said:The finger print thing doesnt bother me I guess because to get my job I had to give them all 10. The last time I went to purchase a firearm I had to wait an additional time because I have fingerprints on file and have worked cases that involve sensitive security issues and I must be in a file somewhere. Im ok with that and not too worried about putting my print on a citation since some banks require it as well. with Identity theft what it is its certainly understandable. Im not wild about "Big Brother" watching over our every move but there has to be areasonable way to know who you are talking to. I spent the day today with 3 Officers from London, they are really serious about being "Big Brother!"
Good call on those movies. And these themes (world domination by machines and/or computers; 100% intrusion into personal lives) have been discussed many times in other books and TV shows.hig4s said:...And when computers become complex enough to not need people to evaluate, The situations in Brave New World, 1984, and Minority Report will not be a problem. It will be more like The Forbin Project, Tron, The Matrix, or The Terminator.
What a great idea. And we could ride our LTs down there!RonKMiller said:I'm thinking Ecuador might be refreshingly simple - kinda' like the US in the late 1800's in terms of laws and civil liberties.
Only they have better beaches, practically zero crime, smokin' deals on real estate and no taxes for 20 years if you open a tourist related business. Really. :thumb:
Tour Ecuador and Central America for a week or two on a new GS with Captain Ron at the helm? It could be in your future. RRRRRrrrrrrr.
and any number of episodes in Star Trek (TOS, TNG, Voyager) ... Remember the M5 computer? It was supposed to replace most of a star ship's crew. Didn't work out too well...mwnahas said:Don't forget I Robot.
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