Tom Ligon wrote: Diogenes wrote:
Tom Ligon wrote: They could not to a demonstration flight because the thing knows good and well that it is at an airport and it won't fly there.
This is the thing I find most disquieting about your comment. I fear we shall see much more electronically governed nanny-state oversight of our behavior.
Behold our new silicon praetorian guards.
So far as I know, this was not a government requirement.
You say that like it makes a difference as to the result. What need have we of government directed electronic stasi, when companies embracing rushing to embrace modern day fascism are all too willing to act as the government's stooge?
Did you note how google used the power of their data crunching systems to assist Barack the Stupid in getting elected? Have you not notice how they and others brought their power to bear on Indiana and Arkansas because they dared enact laws which conflict with officially sanctioned morality?
The difference between what is government and what is private industry is now blurring greatly. Forward thinking businesses are perfectly willing to toady for the New National Socialism which they imagine is sweeping old ideas away.
When the Automobile Industry voluntarily installs mileage and tracking devices in all their equipment, do you think it's going to make any difference that the government did not mandate this? Washington state, I think, is even contemplating using on board monitoring systems in vehicles to charge appropriate taxes for every mile driven.
I know this is really a side track of the primary topic being discussed here, but I can't help noting how many ominous things all lead in the same direction. Our future chains won't be slave collars. That's old technology. Our new chains will be electronic minders. They will be "virtual" chains.
‘What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.’
— Lord Melbourne —