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Originally posted by Frankidealist35
reply to post by Death_Kron
I don't welcome them.
I find 1984's accuracies about politics more scary than its depictions of how technology threatens our privacy. The government will do anything to keep the people from waking up from their mindwashed state.
Originally posted by Good Wolf
Unfortunately the statistics show that the cameras don't deterr the crime. I'm afraid you'll have to find those crimestats yourself, I saw them a while back and don't recall where.
I think what is making you uneasy is that the cameras + face recognition tech makes it able to track you where ever you go.
Now if say, evil rose to power like in Nazi Germany, and the people wanted to rise up against said evil, the govt has this wealth of tech to stop any kind of usurping. The thing that makes you nervous is that it makes you more vulnerable to being abused and you won't be able to do anything about it.
The powers that be use crime and terrorism as an excuse to take away peoples privacy, claiming that its for the good of the people. But what the founding fathers of America understood was that privacy as well as civil rights are absolutely necessary to stop the government from becoming corrupt.
Ultimately privacy is so important that- even if you don't do anything wrong what's happening in your country is tragic.
Fight for your freedom. Fight for your rights. Fight for your privacy. And don't listen to what anybody says, you are entitled to them!
[edit on 8/31/2008 by Good Wolf]
During the first few missions of the game, the Ghosts battle Georgian rebels who are harassing the legitimate government and its allies. The Ghosts fight in the forests, on farms, and in villages while assisting their NATO allies in fighting the enemy. The Russian government complains to the United Nations that the Americans have interfered in their affairs, and eventually they send in their army to aid the rebels. The U.S. cannot hope to stop the Russian Army from invading Georgia, so the Ghosts slow down the invading forces so that their allies can evacuate. Eventually, the Ghosts are all that's left of the U.S. forces in Georgia, and they evacuate by SH-60 Seahawk helicopter on the rooftop of the American Embassy in T'bilisi, just barely avoiding the Russian forces. The Georgian government flees to Geneva and sets up a government-in-exile. With the fall of T'bilisi, Georgia surrenders and is forcefully incorporated into the RDU.
After Georgia falls, the Caucasus region is vulnerable to further attack. The Georgian government, Great Britain, Germany, and the U.S. all protest the Russian invasion, but Moscow ignores them.