posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:11 PM
After reading this article and then watching the Minority Report clip, I started wondering how people would behave and react in a world like that in
reality, and to my dismay I quickly came to the conclusion that people would be
"Ah well... that's the way it is. We're much safer now"
then I asked myself why... why would they behave like that. Not putting up a fight? Because it's happening gradually. I don't doubt that the powers
that be would love to impose all this control on us in one sweeping strike, but they are holding back in order for us to swallow it more or less
Ponder this setup for a moment:
Step 0: Tear down old playgrounds, install new ones that are completely hazard free for kids, exchange sand with ultra soft pebbles that cusions
(Yes.. it's silly and overexgerated, but when they started installing safe playgrounds I was going "ehm... what?")
Step ½: Introduce 24 hour video surveillance in large cities for the protection of the public. (I guess I could live with this one...)
Step 1: Start sharing criminal info with international lawenforcement
(people go: "yay, go get em!")
Step 2: Introduce fingerprint and / or retina scan when entering a foreign country
(people go: "oh well, I guess in light of 9/11 and all...?)
Step 3: Introduce database that contains not only info on national citizens but citizens from the whole world
(people go: "Oh ok...")
Step 4: Internet undergoes suppreme surveilance. ISP now have the obligation to report any browse made to one of the following: A. Pornographic site;
devide browsings into: gay, transexual, animal, anal, hetero (prioritise from left to right), B. Religious sites, C. Political sites, Discussion
forums known to have anti-establishment behavior and or supporters. D. News sites, E. Favourite shopping sites... and people will at this stage also
go "oh, ok..."
Step 5: Now that we are used to being surveillanced while on our "private" internet, they can move to step 5, which will introduce the all new type
of advertising like shown in Minority Report.
Ofcourse there will still be random violence in the streets, so the powers demand that they are allowed full access to the ad system in order to
better "catch the bad guys". Ofcourse noone realises that the bad guys in this case could be persons who are in open opposition to the
Step 5 more or less removes personal freedom completely. They still haven't figured out how to read our minds in a realiable way yet though.
(people go: "Cool... ads minded personally at me... and as holograms too!! Wow!")
Step 6: Welcome to freedom. You are now safe... completely... safe. We help you avoid those nasty thoughts of: not having enough, the hunger for sex,
you can travel safely within all sectors of the "state" and your kids will be well looked after while you're on your 9 hour shift, followed by
colleagueal exercise after work for 2 hours.
The transport shuttles will have you safely home by 7:30 pm and you can stream today's news via the communication channel between 8:00 and 9:00.
Remember, you want what's best for you... so do we [insert scary acknowledging smiley of the future]
(people go: "Ahh, peace and quite..)
Now let's try to do this list again... only this time, let's go right from step 0 to step 6:
"We are going to demolish the old fashioned playgrounds and install new ones which are hazard free with soft pebbles. We are in the process of
banning treeclimbing, but we'll get back to you on that.
Tomorrow you'll be collected at home by your local transport shuttle that will take you to the sector you'll be working in henceforth. Your kids
will be looked after at the new play camps which are highly specialised in... improving kids.
While at work we'll be installling the brand new advanced communication center to offer you the easiest most reliable information from all the
You will probably notice the faint voices and holographic visions around you as you go about your business. Don't be alarmed, as it is merely the new
type of consumer friendly advertising system which also servers as an improvement to the 24 videosurveillance you might have noticed during the last
couple of days.
At work you'll find an increase in the number of sanitational appliances so you won't have to wait in line during the 10 min. they are usable every
After work you'll find that we have worked hard to offer you the needed exercise to keep a healthy working body. You can now enjoy you co-workers
after work also.
We will ofcourse be mentioning any additions to this society which will improve your freemdom and keep you safe [insert scary acknowledging smiley of
(..and half the people go: "What the f***!!?" after which they are dragged away and prosecuted like disidents)
The outcome is more or less the same, only it takes longer for people to realise that in the first example. And that makes me scared...
[edit on 4/2/08 by flice]
[edit on 4/2/08 by flice]