Gathering huge amounts of information has us wondering.
Very few facts about us are unknown to others. If we haven’t given up the idea of privacy, we should. Nothing is really private anymore.
Touch a phone, enter a larger downtown city, park in town. Be visible from the air, purchase something. All these things trigger in formation gathering.
The information is organized into groups and lists. Determinations are made by programs to evaluate potential trends.
65 year plus populations vote more often, are fairly conservative, have high levels of Faith, and are Right leaning when they vote. They are a large portion of the purchasing power in the Nation.
So… These are a target group, among many, to influence peddlers. They emphasize the downturn of the Nation, high drug prices, and the potential for pensions to drop, to manipulate this group, as an example, to vote for a platform that would ‘protect’ their interests.
The Right and the Left, tailor candidates statements to cater to this group, get the vote, then ignore the group once in power.
This a huge argument for term limits, by the way.
So the massaging begins, and the outcome is evaluated and adjustments made, and it cycles again.
The out come includes, less and less privacy, less and less personal freedom, and more government in our lives.
Gathering facial features, and mapping them into a data base is more widespread, and has useful applications, criminals, terrorists, and the rest.
You can’t use the information effectively, unless the information is gathered on huge groups of people.
So… I’m in this huge data base, they gather all these lists, under a program that runs a series of lists with possible outcomes.
A question might be, ‘Percentage of people in this group that would deny law enforcement searches of property.’
They run the lists, in this hypothetical scenario.
Male, gun owner, rural TN, married, children, grandchildren, part of Christian faith group, and about 700 other bits in the data base.
So , perhaps 65% of the group that I am determined to be in, would refuse a search by law enforcement.
So… based upon what power had access to these billions of pieces of data on my profile, I could be placed on a list for special attention, in time to come.
This is what we are dealing with. Information gathering, is benign. It’s neutral. As long as it stays in the data base, everything is cool.
Since it gets unleashed, and hacked with regularity, we need to question why ANY information is needed, by ANY entity that asks for it.
San Francisco banning facial recognition is not a bad thing. When it comes to information, less is more.
We are ALREADY profiled in some data base, can’t put the Genie back in the bottle.
While the Courts are conservative, and usually follow precedent, we need to get rulings on how our information is stored and used.
We can’t stop it, we can’t manage what they have already. Push for putting in office those who will be conservative on government data collection.
Right now we are, mostly OKAY. Things change.
They need to know we’re watching.