Hmm, what an interesting topic. Really neat plot, really hard to prove or disprove. Quite exciting and stimulating!
But... I have a few issues with your last 4 points.
9) I bought my first GPS back in the late 90's and it cost me $1200.00 was about the size of 1 liter (quart) of milk, and was accurate to within 10
m. I bought my recent Garamond GPS last year for $149.00, it's the size of a cell phone, has 50 times the features of my old one, includes maps of
almost every part of the western hemisphere (and I can download maps via USB of almost anywhere else), it's waterproof, and it is accurate to within
5 feet (~2m). So, how come my $149 portable GPS with color lcd screen, with mapping, route finding, path history, etc., is so much less money than
these "$2000.00" ones you say are in cars? My portable GPS does not have the ability to transmit a signal, nor do any other consumer GPS units --
GPS units operate by receiving signals
from 3 or more satellites and determining the time it took for the signal to reach it from all 3+
sources. (How GPS works
) Because you have a GPS unit does not, in any way shape or form,
mean you are trackable by anything. GPS receivers passively receive satellite signals; they do not transmit (only with a send unit, such as a cell
phone or satellite phone could you transmit).
I bought my first DVD player for my car in the late 90's. I paid $1900.00 for it (player, remote and 8 inch screen). Now I can go buy a Dodge minivan
and the basic models include a DVD player with 10-inch screen and two wireless headsets at no extra cost. (I can get a better aftermarket one than the
one I had in 98 for about $400).
11) I have a camera cell phone, and I have a non-camera (Samsung) cell phone. Both are on all the time. The noncamera phone battery lasts about 3 days
between charges (these new ones are amazing), the camera phone lasts about 2.5 days. If somebody was listening to me all day long my battery should be
dead within 6-8 hours don't you think? I mean if I use my phone a lot (as in hours of airtime), I do have to use my car charger or replace my battery
with my spare in the middle of the day. I also know that the cell phone infrastructure in place today in North America simply cannot handle more than
50% load at any time, heck your phone company can't handle all the calls on Mother's Day or Christmas -- there are delays in long distance calls
during these two times of the year, every year. How could they monitor us all the time when the bandwidth doesn't exist to handle that, never mind
12) I have a Bell Expressview (same thing as DishNet in the USA) 5100 PVR satellite receiver. I assure you, there is no camera inside it recording my
living room, I know this because I have opened my receiver and modded it to include an 80GB hard drive instead of the standard 40GB drive so I now get
80 hours of digital recording instead of 30-36hours (this is all without Bell Expressview knowing I've done this). My satellite system is receive
only (I do not have a transmitter and neither do 99.9% of all satellite users out there. The 0.1% that do, pay $500 for the ability and require an
extra 60 pounds of hardware on the outside of their house/building to be able to send. This I know because I install send-receive satellite systems
for homes and businesses here in Canada (part time). None of them come with a camera of any sort, and none of them have a microphone of any sort.
Could the reason behind GPS units in cars be because they are finally CHEAP to include? Could the reason behind DVD players in cars be because they
are finally CHEAP to include? Could the reason behind CD players in cars (in the 90s) be because they finally became CHEAP enough to include? I sure
The last half of your post sounds more like paranoid ranting than anything realistic. The first half, well that's a bit more interesting. But once
you got to around point 7, you lost me completely.
[edit on 8-7-2005 by CatHerder]