You have to assume, because the technology exists, that someone knows where you are and what you do 24/7/365. Where you buy gas, what aisles you walk down in stores and what you look at while you are there. What you eat, where every penny of your money comes from and goes to. How much disposable income you have: the pharma industry wants to know that so they know how much they can jack up the price of your meds. They are competing with the corporate owners of grocery suppliers and big box chains to get that last dollar.
It’s not the government. The government can’t piss in a urinal factory. Corporations now run the world. They have the ability to track those little chips on your credit cards, the loyalty cards, even your driver’s license in some states. They track you on the road; through the store; down the aisle. They see what you look at and pick up. They know what you are going to buy, and those items are on sale to you via email. How convenient that something you want is ALWAYS on sale – to get you to go to THIS store and not another one. And they know who you are because you use one of those cards at the register. One with your name and address on it. You gave them all of that information when they offered you 5 cents a gallon cheaper gas.
But that’s not all. They have free wi-fi. Everyone has it. Not because they are nice people. Because your phone will say ‘hello’ to an open wi-fi and they can track who you are with that if you are out of range of your cards. An average wi-fi has a range of 2,000 feet and can be a lot more.
All newer cars have wi-fi and bluetooth so you can communicate over your car’s audio system automatically if your phone is near your car. There is nothing secure about those systems. Everyone within a mile can listen in. Including traffic cameras and security cameras. No one follows you personally unless you are a celebrity – because no one has the time to follow everyone around – so they pick people who report the news, or who have a lot of followers; that is to say, people who can influence large numbers of other people. But computers have nothing better to do.
That’s just a start. Everyone with a little knowledge – and not much is required – can turn your phone or computer cameras and microphone on. The only thing you MIGHT notice is that the battery needs to be recharged an hour more often than usual – but the battery can just be wearing out, too. You will never know. And it doesn’t matter if the equipment is on or not – or even plugged in – as long as there is a battery in it.
There’s more. Your new HD TV set can do that too. You watch and listen to it; it can watch and listen to you. Because even if you didn’t immediately plug it into your ethernet, you did plug it into a cable box which is plugged into the cable company. And your TV has wi-fi and bluetooth, just like your phone and your car. And can turn them on. Look on the back of your new major appliance. It has an Ethernet port. IF IT HAS AN ETHERNET PORT, IT IS CONNECTION-READY.
There are TVs on the market now that let you pay bills without taking your credit card out of your pocket. Right now you have to give the information to Amazon or Paypal, but not for long. And you won’t need to identify yourself because facial recognition software…Facebook’s, for instance – or Microsoft’s or Google’s, or twenty more – are more accurate than the human mind, faster, and never forget. You can just walk into a restaurant, eat and leave. Or a movie or a gas station or Wal-Mart. If you have the money or credit available for whatever you pick up or order, it’s deducted when you walk out the door. You won’t have to check out or waste twenty seconds putting that card into a card reader.
Have you read about the Hubble space telescope? Old technology now, but three of them went missing when it was new technology. They are in earth orbit looking down, not up. There is almost literally no place in the world that one of those, or one of the newer ones cannot look through your window and see everything as well as you can. Are your shades and windows closed? Less detail, but who is home and where they are – and likely what they are doing isn’t complicated to watch in real time.
The government doesn’t have the time, money or personnel to waste on things like following you around. They are too busy chasing their tails and trying to keep their huge budgets. The government doesn’t care, in the aggregate, what you do. If they did, you couldn’t buy any kind of drug you want from your neighbor, or an unregistered gun from your uncle. Oh, sure, that’s all illegal, but not so you’ll stop doing it. It’s so they can hang you if you don’t walk in lockstep.
So everyone THINKS they are getting away with something, but those guns are manufactured in the US. We make more than any other country. We are the #1 source of personal and military weapons in the world. And we are the primary profiteers of weapons in the world. Then we demonize them so the price goes up. NOT so people will own less or they are more difficult to obtain! So the price goes up. We did this with Prohibition. By the time we got to the War on Drugs, the US had grasped that WE need the $trillions more than the Pashtuns. So we cornered the market. Sure, we manage to find seven to ten percent of what is being smuggled because the smaller cartels can’t afford the baksheesh. But the BIG importers are never touched.
You hide your tiny bag of weed, but no one gives a shit about it. Because if you are afraid of the government, you can have drugs and guns as long as it keeps you quiet and submissive – and afraid of being caught with it.