Patriot Act was ground zero of all of this, and it had mass support. Now we have the NSA PRISM scandals, and all the public revelations on tracking, there is no material action being taken. Therefore there is one direction, continue spiral of ever increasing monitoring with zero restraint or process. Yes, you can point to restraint and process today, but the illegal actions taken, with zero indictments, and no material backlash equals free ticket to go much further.
Therefore the government has NO check and balance to enforce restraint on creating databases and profiles on every person. What will happen is a 1984 ish future mashed up with Gattaca, to shape your personal future. I cannot justify how posting my opinion in a public, non-eraseable form will have a higher chance of helping than hurting in 20 years, or my son. The only one way one person can make a difference is when the greater body of people yearn for leadership and support the person at the right time who stands up. The greater body of people will not look for leadership until after there is much pain to WANT leadership. Today we have all of this troubling technology exposed, and not enough willpower to act. Therefore what must happen is for this trajectory to go full course, and only after excess is so painful that change can happen. I dont think it will get painful until the common law enforcement officer has access Google-glass like technology.
This post is my last opinion post on corruption. If you care enough to know, look yourself. That is why the internet today is still the greatest tool for the common person in human history. Its all out there if you can sift through the crazy for the sane. I will continue to label corruption when in conjunction with events that transpire.
If you think I am nuts for this opinion, two things. First, what did you think of my opinion in June 2012 or in 2009 stating that the government can and will track everything? Today what do you think given the video below?
Show me wrong, pick up where I left off, feel free to post your efforts in comments on this post for others to follow you.