June 12, 2012
Powerful elites have jumped from drone-photographing of law-abiding people's outdoors movement and activities to skin-reaction measuring of students in classrooms. If Bill Gates wants to spend his fortune on this idiocy, so what, right?
Yet, this nitpicking obsession with collecting and storing and using data about citizens is part of a bigger trend. Witness Obama's $200 million research initiative to the University of Illinois to work on processing large amounts of collected data - big data computing. This unprecedented, technologically-enabled focus on people's doings and bodily processes is creepy, at best. The bigger question is where is it all leading? And are you willing to speak out now to avoid the type of society this preoccupation will create? Well, are you?
Posted by Soapbox Jill at 10:30 AM