I'd bet large sums that VPN companies are being quietly tamed by the NSA. Do not trust them.
Don't forget authors and actors, who have to pay agents to intermediate, or they don't get contracts.
You are not them. They've little or no choice. Overpopulation has consequences, one of which is reducing labor to negative cost.
there's a difference when a private company does it and the government does it. " no. There is not.
Well DONE. People trust tech so much it doesn't occur to them that data can be faked, if you can access the system backdoors.
Privacy an illusion? This is too easy. What's your name? Address? Children's names, sex ages, pics, and current locations?
How much do you make? What's your car plate ID? I'm sure you won't mind sharing.
Add more cameras, track all cars, put cameras in cars, and there is no place to be alone. Prison with mortgage and car payments.
So, we hide in boxes until we die, or live in prison.
False dilemma. We have other choices. Like, NO cameras.
Try it on a plane. Then reflect that they will do the same if you blind their ground cameras. Expect a felony charge. And a club to your groin.
The law is whatever the conga line of cops caving in your ribs say it is. That's reality. Dont give monkeys the keys to the banana plantation.
You assume tomorrow will be just like today. This is not a static situation. The recognition systems will get better, then become nearly perfect. And they have other ways of cross checking the ID. This is not a game, and they are smarter than you.
Being an enemy is useless, if they know your whereabouts and activities. We're in prison. Get used to it. Pot is legal just in time, because we'll need to drug ourselves to not care.
Masks... illegal. Disguises will be more so. Attempting to hide from Panoptikon will be, is, a crime, and an excuse to drag you over for questioning, then to receive permanent surveillance. Really GOOD surveillance, not this rickety mess they have right now.After all, it'll be cheap and ubiquitous.
A jail is a jail, no matter how cool your phone might be.
If the economics of oil is in the way, then stop subsidizing oil production with tax breaks and two-trillion dollar wars of oil field conquest. Tax the shit out of them. Alt energy has to make a profit in the shadow of trillions of dollars propping up the oil infrastructure - taxpayer funded. They work in a "free" market while oil companies have marines guarding their wells.