"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Surrveillance State

We gave up our rights without a fight.

We really did - or should I say - we are doing so at an accelerated speed.  And no one seems to be concerned.

The Internet is a surveillance state.
The Internet is a surveillance state. Whether we admit it to ourselves or not, and whether we like it or not, we're being tracked all the time. Google tracks us, both on its pages and on other pages it has access to. Facebook does the same; it even tracks non-Facebook users. Apple tracks us on our iPhones and iPads. One reporter used a tool called Collusion to track who was tracking him; 105 companies tracked his Internet use during one 36-hour period.
Facebook, for example, correlates your online behavior with your purchasing habits offline. And there's more. There's location data from your cell phone, there's a record of your movements from closed-circuit TVs.

This is ubiquitous surveillance: All of us being watched, all the time, and that data being stored forever. This is what a surveillance state looks like, and it's efficient beyond the wildest dreams of George Orwell. - Finish reading here.
We give it away - free.  All of our information is marketable.  All of our activities traceable.  Perhaps we are allowing ourselves to be programmable as well.  I watched a David Karp interview on Charlie Rose.  If you didn't know, Karp sold Tumblr to Yahoo for big bucks.  It's social media but it is also a marketing cash cow.  We give away all of our information - and talents - on social media.

What will become of it?

Personal surveillance drone.
No kidding - I found this attached to my screen door.  What?

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  1. They're jealous of God who already knows everything about us.

    And He knows everything about them too.

    Difference is, God isn't interested in control.

    1. Wonderful analogy, Larry.

  2. I just read yesterday about the White House and Verizon. It makes me sick.

  3. It's obvious now why the Christians in the Last Days won't stand a chance. The standard assumption was that the Man of Sin would lean heavily on supernatural capacities to the reduce the faithful, but he will have greater natural means than anyone ever imagined. If I can observe who visits my blog at what time, from what country, from what referring site, with what device and operating system, then imagine what he will do when the time comes. The faithful will be scooped up with an astonishing efficiency.

  4. Scott - what a great story of your conversion at your blog - thanks for commenting - I will link to you in the sidebar. God bless you!


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