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  1. Bill M says:

    Big Brother really is watching. Most do not know it though. They use their PC on the internet, and cannot be without their cell phone. At least we could go back to analog phones and cell phones and make it more difficult for Big Brother to trace us, and have better audio quality also.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      What once sounded paranoid now sounds sensible. The problem is that people brought up on this tech might not understand the idea of privacy as a right and as valuable in and of itself.

      I told my students that I’m happy there is only a handful of photos from my childhood. The rest requires memory and imagination. Oh, I also recently learned that a new trend is for the bereaved to take selfies with the deceased at wakes. Isn’t that wonderful?


  2. Patrick says:

    Working in a college library, I spend a lot of time performing searches for a stunningly random variety of subjects. I often wonder what the Big Brother Bots think of me. What kind of twisted, self-indulgent addictions can they try to foist upon me? What does my consumer victimization profile look like?

    Little do they know — or understand — that the only things that excite some of us are long-since out of production. And, soon, when Skynet collapses, everything will be alright, again.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      A few of my students did research on gun laws this semester, which means they had to look up guns on search engines. Put them on a list.

      I watched the latest Terminator film last night. It’s all about how new films fail to recapture the 1980s, the heyday for bad haircuts and good writing.


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