the exploitation of CoV19

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Federal wants phone location data “to track coronavirus”

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https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6153 ... 18-months/
We don’t know exactly what this new future looks like, of course. But one can imagine a world in which, to get on a flight, perhaps you’ll have to be signed up to a service that tracks your movements via your phone. The airline wouldn’t be able to see where you’d gone, but it would get an alert if you’d been close to known infected people or disease hot spots. There’d be similar requirements at the entrance to large venues, government buildings, or public transport hubs. There would be temperature scanners everywhere, and your workplace might demand you wear a monitor that tracks your temperature or other vital signs. Where nightclubs ask for proof of age, in future they might ask for proof of immunity—an identity card or some kind of digital verification via your phone, showing you’ve already recovered from or been vaccinated against the latest virus strains.
Right.
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US Government, Tech Industry Discussing Ways To Use Smartphone Location Data To Combat Coronavirus
The government has been eye-fucking that sweet, sweet location data for years. This is the perfect time to make their move.
This comment also hits the nail on the head:
Stories like this will give the people that believe the entire thing to be a hoax more ammunition.

I don't believe the virus is a hoax, but there are those that are saying it is.

Truth of the matter is, governments around the world will use the crisis to fast-track ideas they've been wanting to implement for years because they know the panic allows them to declare public safety more important than citizens' rights, privacy, or any other silly notion that stems from basic freedoms. Much like 9/11 was used to promote the idea that security theater is somehow needed to make us all safer.
And the Alex Jones crowd will claim such inane things, that no "reasonable" (there is no reasoning involved here, just peer pressure) person will dare to question a whole lot. "I don't want to sound like X". And so the lunatic fringe, both organic and synthetic, serves as a shepherd dog for the masses. It is the other side of the same coin, and this applies to both of them:
Hannah Arendt wrote:Unanimity of opinion is a very ominous phenomenon, and one characteristic of our modern mass age. It destroys social and personal life, which is based on the fact that we are different by nature and by conviction. To hold different opinions and to be aware that other people think differently on the same issue shields us from Godlike certainty which stops all discussion and reduces social relationships to those of an ant heap. A unanimous public opinion tends to eliminate bodily those who differ, for mass unanimity is not the result of agreement, but an expression of fanaticism and hysteria. In contrast to agreement, unanimity does not stop at certain well-defined objects, but spreads like an infection into every related issue.
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Noam Chomsky interview: Coronavirus - What is at stake?



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this is the video, which breaks NO guidelines:

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https://science.slashdot.org/comments.p ... d=59931366
Leaders are already using the pandemic as an excuse to consolidate power. Here in the states we still haven't rid ourselves of the aftermath of emergency overreach following 9/11 some two decades ago.
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