Silicon Oppression & Slavery
Everyone’s got a nose for spying; hence I would imagine this is where the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” was coined. Contrary to popular belief Prostitution is not the world’s oldest profession. In fact truth be told, the act of spying dates back thousands of years; to the time when Moses and the Israelites were wondering around in the wilderness looking for the Promised Land. In fact it God himself was the brainchild who developed and implemented spying. In Numbers 13 God ordered Moses to send out twelve men to explore the land of Canaan.
Now ask yourself this question: If the lord god created the earth why would he need Moses to send out twelve men to explore the land he planned on giving to the Israelites? Didn’t he already know everything about that land and section of the earth along with whether or not it was useful for farming and raising crops to feed his people? Why would he need to order Moses to do such a thing? Surely he would have already known everything there was to know about this land and the people and animals that inhabited that land right? Again here it appears god is not all knowing. Unless of course he just wanted the leaders of the twelve tribes to see for themselves what they were getting into and were up against. Either way I guess it doesn’t really matter one way or the other; the point is that Moses did as he was told and sent one leader from each of the twelve tribes to explore the land.
But Moses took it one step further, or at least it appears that way. God said send out twelve men to explore the land but Moses instructed the leaders to not only explore the land but to assess and evaluate the people that inhabited the land of Canaan.
(17 When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he told them, “Go through the Negev and then into the mountain region. 18 See what the land is like and whether the people living there are strong or weak, few or many. 19 Is the land they live in good or bad? Do their cities have walls around them or not? 20 Is the soil rich or poor? Does the land have trees or not? Do your best to bring back some fruit from the land.”) Numbers 17,- 20.
They are some key instructions here, namely focused on the people and their fortification and ability to defend themselves. How many, how weak or strong, were the city’s fortified with wall, and so on. This sounds more like Moses was planning for war and an invasion rather than a vacation in paradise and the Promised Land.
Needless to say the report they came back with was both good and bad; the good being it was a land of milk and honey, the bad being that the people not only had great defences but there were also giants living among them and would not be easily concurred. Thus the profession of spying had been birthed and through out the next five thousand or so years we’ve managed to perfect the art of spying.
Now fast forward to our modern high tech world and the computer age and we find the new modern version of Moses: Microsoft and its newest modern spy “Windows 10” which invades every aspect of our personal lives. The idea of personal privacy and freedom is now extinct. Computers are the new and modern Giants of old the sons of “Anak”. In the name of security Windows 10 can access every bit of personal data we have and what we do on out computers.
As stated by Bernard Marr in his recent LinkedIn article “We are becoming more and more used to sacrificing privacy for convenience, features, ease of use and, of course, “free” things. But we can’t afford to become complacent.”
I agree with him completely But this is nothing new and has been going on for quite a long time. e.g. “svchost.exe has been doing this and sending personal information to Microsoft sense it’s been installed into the windows operating system.
The good news is that we still own the privacy of our thoughts and feelings.
OR DO WE?
How long before we allow ourselves to become micro-chipped with brain implants that scientists are now building in some states like California and Massachusetts under the guise of preventive medicine and cures for illnesses such as PTSD and Alzheimer’s which in itself, may not be a bad thing. But how long will it be before we began implanting our people in prison, or the mentally ill, or drug addicts, alcoholics, sex offenders, murder’s, rapists, gays and lesbians, and others that may have any given problems as behavioral modification techniques, under the guise of creating a utopian society and a world flowing with milk and honey A new world order, the promised land. And who will be spying on and controlling the spy’s who are spying?