Now that’s a news flash! Wow, thanks, Ed; I mean, God. How did we ever get along before you? You’re The MAN!!
Seriously, we’ve all known this to be the case for years now. I guess it’s a natural/obvious/unavoidable consequence of our advancing tech. It
comes with tons of sticky issues and potential for abuse, but as with all other technologies, there is also a potential for some good from it
(although you may have to look long and hard to find it). We’ll just have to sort it all out and strike a balance. Either that or except the fact
that privacy is a thing of the past and try to quit picking our noses in public.
I feel like the rule of thumb here is, from the second you step out the front door in the morning til the time you return home late at night, your
every move will become a part of recorded history. No matter where you go there’s a set of eyes capturing every peccadillo, wardrobe malfunction and
socially incorrect thing you do. And from time to time even a demented, thrill-seeking old fart like me laughing his butt off while watching your
sick, perverted antics realtime. Then when you get home at night and boot up,.. Well, we all know the rest.
If that sounded kinda paranoic, it wasn’t. I know the issues regarding privacy rights, blah, blah, blah... But, I’m not getting bent out of shape
over it, and not going to debate it either. It doesn’t disturb me as much as it seems to many other folks. I guess I’ve just been aware of it for
so long (way, way before Fast Eddy came on the scene) that it’s jaded me. I’m not losing any sleep over it.
Now, there are many true and frightening dangers ahead regarding our advancing technologies and increasing inability to control them. I have a feeling
we will be faced with some seemingly insurmountable issues regarding the direction we take, and bad choices may elicite grave consequences.
Personally, I doubt we’ll survive more than another century or 2 before we fall victum to humanity’s apparent desire to annihilate itself. What a
shame, and waste of perfectly good tech!
Anyway, thanks Eddy. Keep us on your list - we need those updates. And give my best to your new boss, Vlad...
edit on 5/4/2014 by netbound because: (no reason given)