Big Brother? Big Mistake?
March 05, 2012
I received an anonymous letter in the mail.
It contains three news clippings.
One refers to Julian Assange and contains his assertion that Facebook is the “most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented.”
The second clipping is a column about the collection of tolls on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
But this column notes that technology is such that there are readers that can scan your license plate and match it to your bank account. The toll is taken automatically without even asking you.
OK, you begin to see a Big Brother theme here.
But then the third clipping is about the Internet Bitcoin currency which is an online invention free of any government involvement.
What’s wrong with this picture?
A computer currency is the most trackable of any kind. If you fear Big Brother intrusions in your life, would you opt for an online currency?
I suppose someone might.
The third article seems out of place to me.
I would have expected an article about gold and silver coins, or increasing use of cash.
But that’s just me.
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