Originally Posted by t00sl0w
nailed it buddy.
with how isolated people are becoming its easier to miss the things going on around us.
sure we are more interconnected than ever before in recorded history BUT, people are not connected to what is going on outside in thier own community...only to whats going on in africa, or aghanistan, etc.
they miss that people are stealing stuff off thier lawn because they are too busy watching it happen to someone else.
and notice the increase in the market for home entertainment V out door pursuits? You rarely see anything on TV / papers marketed to the outdoors.
People are watching scare tactic media news stories every single day and replaying them at work. They are becoming scared to go outside and socialize (its in the name if you think about it.. and authoritarianism doesn't like socialism) at the same time the government raises taxes on the very things that can bring people together to talk about these issues on common ground with their boundaries reduced (beer / cigarettes for example, with the local bar/pub's shutting down in their droves which is an intentional ploy to stop any form of revolution (it was noted in the mid to late 18th century England that politicians were afraid of such gatherings and clearly still are today)
As you say, we have become the topology of a governmental network. Hub and spoke. Work (car) and home (high fences in gated communities) only watching others through screens.
its part of a larger ideological systemic spread of using technology to 'guide' the masses that if you piece the bits of the picture together over the last 3 years with the stories only posted on here alone is terrifying in its execution.
Soon Google glasses to record any descent ambiguously, google cars to drive you to work 'safely'. In a funny way it reminds me a bit of demolition man. Ok this stuff may seem off the wall, but if we take the two pieces and put them together: FBI no warrant & Google / Microsofts extremely high tech real time mobile and video audio communications you can remove the corporation's moral firewall and place the agents directly at the client end.