posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 01:51 AM
Originally posted by DivisiveConformity
reply to post by LadyGreenEyes
Honestly, everything is invasive nowadays. I have a smartphone, basically because I'm not accomplishing anything by not having one. I'm not one of
those who "needs" one and believes it's some survival tool, but they already know where I work, where I live, and they already monitor my Internet
activity, phone calls, and text messages anyway. So what am I accomplishing by them not being able to track my every move?
I get what you're saying, though. I don't think it'll necessarily force everyone to get a smart phone. I think we're on our way to retinal scans,
though, if not microchips.
I don't want one simply because they cost too much, and I flat have no need for most of the features. I have GPS, and limited internet, a camera and
video, and even music, and that's all I would use. If I need a computer, I use one at home. If I was out a lot more, I MIGHT see a need, but at
this stage, I don't, and I resent the heck out of the cell companies trying to force everyone to get one, by not carrying simpler models.
It's very true that they can track us without them. Systems like that discussed in the program Person of Interest
are very possible. I even
read that in NYC, they have something that used video cameras and other, unspecified systems, for some sort of "law enforcement" use. With a smart
phone, it is just simpler. I worry more about hackers and stalking, etc., than the government, though. Apps that allow people to track "friends"
through a phone can be accessed by others.
Retinal scans, facial recognition, and even implants are probably coming; I agree. Total invasion of privacy, but people will rush out and agree to
it, for the new tech.