Anyone have a copy . . .
. . . 0f 1984?
I need to read it again to find out what our all-knowing, all-powerful government is going to do next.
We are soon to have a PLAN. A Personal Localized Area Network required on all of our cell phones.
Because the government needs to text information to us in case of . . . well, whatever they think is important.
Said messages include Amber alerts about missing children, information about imminent threats, and (the topper) urgent messages from the president. These messages will supersede ALL other traffic to prevent delay. And, they will be broadcast to ALL cell phones in an area regardless of carrier or home location.
The system will be operational in New York City and Washington D.C. by year's end. The rest of us are not far behind.
We can opt out of all of these messages. Well, except for messages from the president. Those cannot be blocked.
"Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 7