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Has Big Brother no longer a need to disguise his dominion?

December 15, 2020

Face recognition, surveillance concepts. Hand holding smartphone with watching eye on screen. Mobile phone with eye icon. Modern flat design, vector illustration.

Phone is watching you art concept. “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 […]

It had the potential for disaster.

Early in the morning of Monday, December 15, 2020, Google suffered a major worldwide outage in which all of its internet-connected services crashed, including Nest, Google Calendar, Gmail, Docs, Hangouts, Maps, Meet and YouTube.

The outage only lasted an hour, but it was a chilling reminder of how reliant the world has become on internet-connected technologies to do everything from unlocking doors and turning up the heat to accessing work files, sending emails and making phone calls.

A year earlier, a Google outage resulted in Nest users being unable to access their Nest thermostats, Nest smart locks, and Nest cameras.

As Fast Company reports, “This essentially meant that because of a cloud storage outagepeople were prevented from getting inside their homes, using their AC, and monitoring their babies.”

Welcome to the Matrix.

Twenty-some years after the Wachowskis’ iconic film, The Matrix, introduced us to a futuristic world in which humans exist in a computer-simulated non-reality powered by authoritarian machines—a world where the choice between existing in a denial-ridden virtual dream-state or facing up to the harsh, difficult realities of life comes down to a blue pill or a red pill—we stand at the precipice of a technologically-dominated matrix of our own making.

We are living the prequel to The Matrix with each passing day, falling further under the spell of technologically-driven virtual communities, virtual realities and virtual conveniences managed by artificially intelligent machines that are on a fast track to replacing human beings and eventually dominating every aspect of our lives.

Science fiction has become fact.

In The Matrixcomputer programmer Thomas Anderson a.k.a. hacker Neo is wakened from a virtual slumber by Morpheus, a freedom fighter seeking to liberate humanity from a lifelong hibernation state imposed by hyper-advanced artificial intelligence machines that rely on humans as an organic power source.

With their minds plugged into a perfectly crafted virtual reality, few humans ever realize they are living in an artificial dream world.

Neo is given a choice: to take the red pill, wake up and join the resistance, or take the blue pill, remain asleep and serve as fodder for the powers-that-be.

Most people opt for the blue pill.

In our case, the blue pill—a one-way ticket to a life sentence in an electronic concentration camp—has been honey-coated to hide the bitter aftertaste, sold to us in the name of expediency and delivered by way of blazingly fast Internet, cell phone signals that never drop a call, thermostats that keep us at the perfect temperature without our having to raise a finger, and entertainment that can be simultaneously streamed to our TVs, tablets and cell phones.

Yet we are not merely in thrall with these technologies that were intended to make our lives easier. We have become enslaved by them.

Look around you. Everywhere you turn, people are so addicted to their internet-connected screen devices—smart phones, tablets, computers, televisions—that they can go for hours at a time submerged in a virtual world where human interaction is filtered through the medium of technology.

This is not freedom.

This is not even progress.

Big Brother in Disguise: The Rise of a New, Technological World Order

By Kenneth T.

My blog, My way

Welcome to a little piece of my life.
Here you will find things concerning my everyday experiences and or my thoughts on everyday happenings.

For instance you may find thoughts of my Farmstead, which is as my wife calls it, our Accidental Farming life.

Perhaps on a whim, I might just jump on a soap box about what’s going on with my crazy family (the immediate one, that is).~You don’t need to put a penny in the coin slot for any commentary there~

You may find, new additions to what I call “Hobby-time”. I make pinback buttons (some call them badges).

And then there is the outside the box or “Off-track” thinking, part of me. Which can be anything else from aliens to the zoology of the Loch Ness monster…

This will probably be more mundane as health concerns, for instance, to vaccinate or not.

Is the Earth Flat or is it Hollow? Is there a dome? Is any of it real? Do you really want to know?

Police brutality and the continuing corruption of established government, Big Business, Big Oil, Big Brother. Can we survive?

Should we survive? The coming monetary collapse.
There is so much going on, more than we see outside our windows.View Archive →


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