âItâs a future where you donât forget anything. ... In this new future, youâre never lost. ... We will know your position down to the foot and down to the inch over time. ... Your car will drive itself; itâs a bug that cars were invented before computers. ... Youâre never lonely. ... Youâre never bored. ... Youâre never out of ideas. ... We can suggest where you go next, who to meet, what to read. ... Whatâs interesting about this future is that itâs for the average person, not just the elites.â â Google CEO Eric Schmidt on his vision of the future
Time to buckle up your seatbelts, folks. Youâre in for a bumpy ride.
Weâre hurtling down a one-way road toward the Police State at mind-boggling speeds, the terrain is getting more treacherous by the minute, and weâve passed all the exit ramps. From this point forward, there is no turning back, and the signpost ahead reads âDanger.â
Indeed, as I document in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, weâre about to enter a Twilight Zone of sorts, one marked by drones, smart phones, GPS devices, smart TVs, social media, smart meters, surveillance cameras, facial-recognition software, online banking, license-plate readers, and driver-less cars â all part of the interconnected technological spider web that is life in the American police state, and every new gadget pulls us that much deeper into the sticky snare.
In this Brave New World awaiting us, there will be no communication not spied upon, no movement untracked, no thought unheard. In other words, there will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.
Weâre on the losing end of a technological revolution that has already taken hostage our computers, our phones, our finances, our entertainment, our shopping, and our appliances, and now itâs focused its sights on our cars. As if the government wasnât already able to track our movements on the nationâs highways and byways by way of satellites, GPS devices, and real-time traffic cameras, government officials are now pushing to require that all new vehicles come installed with black-box recorders and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, ostensibly to help prevent crashes.