Where I live, there have always been plate readers. We call them 'Sir'. They register plates that seem suspicious to them and store them in little black notebooks that they keep 'til retirement, half a century sometimes. They work only 8 hours a day and want wages, uniforms, typing machines, unions, sick time, vacations, retirement money and other stuff the new ones don't need. The new ones are much cheaper for us taxpayers. They also know every fucking stolen car's plate by heart and can't be bribed by a doughnut. When we want to be anonymous, we walk or use a bike and not a car which have had license plates to identify them since the last 100 years. I guess that this new stuff is definitely eroding the right to drive a car in public that is registered as stolen, used in a robbery, kidnapping or murder.
Your observations are spot-on in a world where 1984 is only a fictitious book by George Orwell. Otherwise... not so much.
... and the company is also testing a fleet of self-driving golf carts on its campus.
Highschool coaches everywhere are jumping for joy.
6: And the big one; fewer and fewer people will have traditional jobs, letting the robots/computers do the admin / manual work for them. Instead, we'll be exploring, learning, creating, having fun, or socializing (eventually mankind will realize that higher unemployment is a good thing, and not a bad)
The problem with this is that it's exactly what they said would happen back in the 50's... we'd have all this leisure time and it would become a problem since no one had anything to do. I don't know about you, but I have less time for anything now than ever before.
Hox genes are defined as having
- a DNA sequence known as the homeobox
My surprise at the fact that "homeobox" has not yet been appropriated to name some useless piece of merchandise knows no bounds.
Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools. -- Henry David Thoreau