Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Too Much Technology

As I write this I am aware that many of you will disagree with me. But somewhere along the line we have passed the threshold of having enough computer technology to having too much. It is this very technology that gives us the ability to do many things today that we could not do a decade ago that will one day rob us of our freedoms. It already has. It will lead to a police state in which government will control you to a great degree. Part of that control is knowing where you are at all times. And another part is knowing all your business transactions.

All ready it is difficult to go to a place where no one can find you. If you carry a cell phone you can be located through a signal even if your cell phone is turned off. If you want to get away from it all.... better leave your cell phone home. While this technology may be good in tracking down criminals or finding someone who is lost in the woods, it also gives other powers the ability to know where you are at all times if they choose to do so.

It is now a practice by auto makers to install a chip in new cars that will enable the tracking of your car. In simple terms, you are being watched. You are no longer free to come and go as a private citizen.

Auto insurance companies are now asking clients to install chips in their vehicles that keeps track of your speed and miles that you drive. They offer lower insurance rates if you do this. However, drive over the speed limit and you may find yourself with no insurance at all.

We must always balance our securities against our freedoms. As for me, I would rather be free than secure. I don't like the government looking over my shoulder at all times. I don't believe that is what government was intended to do. The very government that is supposed to protect us and our freedoms is on the verge of robbing us of the very freedoms it is supposed to protect. That robbery will happen through technology.

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