Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Humans need to be able to lie.
They are getting very close to perfecting lie detectors.
I contend that preventing people from lying, in the long run, will do more damage than lying itself does to society.
In the future I wonder how much of our inside lives will be left to us. The coming totalitarianism will be complete. It will also be just what we asked for.
John Stuart Mill: "Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men."
Thomas Jefferson once said a "The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised atall. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere."
Big government and Big Business are quickly moving to stifle any dissent or rebellion. Our movements will be tracked, or purchasing habits monitored, our communications intercepted.
The crime of thought will come to pass. Science will enable us to peer into the unfathomable. Our souls will be X-rayed. The next wave of Eugenics is forthcoming. This eugenical exercise will have more against the propensities for being anti-social or refusing to to purchase DVD's from Best Buy. We may not execute or sterilize , but we will deny services.
Best buy is on the way to doing this. Why do you think they collect data on your purchase habits? Walmart wants radio receivers built into all products they carry , soon you will be broadcasting to retailers all your private data.
The government wants a black box in your car and gps signals on public roads. Marketers study the brain patterns that indicate why you want to buy things. Say goodbye to privacy when science perfects it's models for looking into the recesses of your mind.