Farewell to privacy

Say goodbye to privacy, any privacy ever again. A James Bond fan at the Associated Press gushes, “If only we could be flies on the wall when our enemies are plotting to attack us. Better yet, what if that fly could record voices, transmit video and even fire tiny weapons?”

Let’s remember who “our enemies” are, shall we? The “War on Terror,” clearly not repudiated by the incoming Obama administration, means any of us, especially vegans and especially those who oppose imperialism, can be declared “enemies” at any time and without due process. We can be targets of this technology. And it will only be a matter of time before law enforcement, for whom all poor people are the enemy, will get their hands on this technology.

And I’m sure it will be smart enough not to fly into a bug zapper.

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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