Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Hefficide
Heff? Buddy? Puddin? Didn't you vote for this? Didn't you ask for this political "agressiveness"?
Are the chickens coming home to roost?
Not to lay the blame at your feet only. I voted for Bush., I'm just as guilty.
The question is, what do we do to inhibit it?
Originally posted by Retikx
Yes the obvious potential for spying on everyone is there.
But you could always just unplug your system if you're worried about it looking at you when you're not playing...edit on 8-12-2012 by Retikx because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by electricalpup
My partner just today was telling me a co-worker heard at another truck terminal that their company is thinking of putting cameras inside of the truck and front bumper. He is so agitated. Apparently, a company has already tested this and has terminated the employment of a few people. I was going to research this for him to see where the money flows.
I am betting this is another form of taxpayer funded security BS.
The reason I bring this up,it is the young drivers that don't find a problem with this. They think it is OK
edit on 7-12-2012 by electricalpup because: Sorry, forgot part of response
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
I put black electrical tape over the camera on my laptop before I even powered it up.
My friends think I'm paranoid, but I know that in reality if a hacker can get in my computer they can turn my cam on.
Am I alone here?
In a New York Press article from August of 2011, film producer and director Tommy Pallotta, said, “I am a fan of audience participation, but I also think audiences like to be told a story. There’s this thing video game designers call a ‘golden path’—there’s a definite way that the majority of people are going to experience the game, and the designers plot that. A lot of the interactivity in a video game is really just the illusion of interactivity.
My hope is that we are on the verge of discovering what I’ve suspected this world is for many, many years: an illusion meant to give us a chance to discover ourselves and grow beyond. While there’s no consensus about this or any purpose of an illusionary world, thanks to recent progress made in quantum physics and mathematical formulations done on black holes, scientists are increasingly realizing that our world does seem to be an illusion or hologram.
Discovering that nothing in this world is real may seem depressing at first, but I think its implications could be utopian in scope. After all, if we all knew this was some kind of a dream or illusion or game, we could all just have fun in it instead of continually killing ourselves taking it so seriously. I do believe that this illusion exists for a reason. But if its principles of golden paths and viruses and avatars work so similarly to those found in video games, then perhaps there are cheat codes, secret short cuts, and Easter eggs like those found in the games in our world.
According to most of the theories within the realm of quantum physics, time is an illusion, or at least, does not work in the linear fashion it appears to from our perspective. The basic idea is that every possibility that could’ve ever happened, may one day happen, or is happening all exist in one moment, and that what we focus on becomes our linear experience.
It sounds kind of confusing, but really, it’s no different than a video game. You can hold a video game disc in your hand. On that disc is all the programming that the characters within it could ever experience. Its entire life and all its life possibilities exist in one moment. As you play that game, you continually have the freedom of choice to select various paths and options that will lead to a new set of circumstances. Of course, all of these choices and circumstances have already been written into the programming code. But from the character’s perspective in the game, it all seems like a series of new experiences that have formed one path through its life.
The reason the video game metaphor seems to fit so well with our reality, is because this world may work similarly. The major difference is that we may be the ones playing our own characters’ game pieces without realizing it. How ironic that we may have had full control of our lives all along, but that since most of us tend to focus on worrying and negative outcomes that’s where we go.
Now, imagine that you are talking to someone, in the privacy of your own home - and you say something troubling. In our modern world, death threats, talk of illegal activity, etc. The device could literally capture that, channel it out - where it is recorded by the Feds and used to question/profile/prosecute/punish you. I add "punish" because... Well five years ago how many of us ever thought that our past FB posts might end up being brought up at civilian job interviews? That idea, back then, would have been scoffed at. Now? It's real and we all know it.
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by Ghost375
What is clear is that Intelligence agencies do have the technology to filter and analyze streaming content over networks - all open networks. Additionally laws are now in place and there is precedence for that content to be used against a person in a court of law.