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Originally posted by ButterCookie
The reason that so many Americans do not find the surveillance of their every move creepy is because most of this generation never knew 'privacy' from day one.
1. This is the "Facebook" generation, where you post for the world your every thoughts and whereabouts.
2. This is also the 'microwave' generation, where you want everything instantaneously, even friendships and romantic relationships. There is no more 'dating'. People meet online, meet up the same day, and skip right to the chase.
I asked my teenage son last night how he felt about the Big Brother state we are in. He seemed very nonchalant and said that none of his peers were discussing this. He said that privacy was not important them at all.
This generation probably could not conceive of having a thought or whereabouts that were not broadcasted to the world.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I believe there is an important thing to look at and consider here.
Look at the dates. He came out with his name and stood up to be a man about what he'd done on the 9th. This poll almost exclusively covers the period before we knew who and what he was, let alone the context of the leaks. Given that? I'm not positive how I might have answered every question on it. I have NO doubt today.
I'd love to see this run again, now.
* Not a knock to your thread. It's very important to see this as a baseline to what feelings were in the period when this FIRST broke. It may be interesting to see in the weeks and months to come, as well.
Originally posted by Martin75
I would really like to know exactly who was questioned in this. I also agree with some of the posters before me about the posting lifestyle of the people. To me it all comes across as if they are saying everyone else is ok with it surely you are too.
However I have been shocked by the people I know that are OK with this if this is what it takes to keep them "safe".
edit on 6/12/1313 by Martin75 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
reply to post by Sankari
It's automated. It's as simple as that. They have already made a statement that it isn't agents that are going through all that data but computers that filter and find patterns in the data.
Originally posted by dreamingawake
Majority Of Americans Support NSA Surveillance Programs: Poll