Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 12 May 2007.
This stuff freaks me out...
One of the best "fictional" stories I've read in a long time, thanks!
President jerk...I mean Jack Thompson.... hil-frikin'-arious!
Wait... 2020... that's fictional... I thought it was a copy of JT's (not the singer ) next draft bill!
An interesting way to write something that is a threat to us.
Oh as if
If we actually did live in a nanny state then such things would never happen, I mean if you look back in history before TV, video games and the internet - there were never any murders, torture, slavery, racism or wars.
Gadzooks roll on greater control over our few remaining freedoms.
P.S. DRM rules
P.P.S Nice article
haha that truely made me laugh, the best article in a long time!
Haha! ... no, wait ...
Great article dude
So, what? You think by talking about the direction we're heading is going to help prevent it? No. We often forget that we are in the minority. Most of the world are stupid sheep. This will happen. Nothing short of bloody revolution could stop it at this point. Which I welcome.
while i was reading it i was thinking "not on my watch you son of a church!!!!" and this looks like "V for vendetta".
Very good article. Congrats.
Equilibrium came to mind while i was reading that
And others like 1984, minnority report and name some more...
Great sf reading. lol @ last sentence
heh, I saw the last sentence coming, actually.. But still Very thought-provoking, especially in light of the new alcohol thingy in UK (not sure what stage its at, whether just suggestion, or possibility, or what..) But essentially, banning anyone under the age of 15 from touching alcohol, even in a family home.
V for Vendetta is a great movie.. As is Equilibrium.
I actually think that early access to everything is a good thing.. its less of a shock later.. My bro got his hands on Saving Private Ryan when he was like 6 (He was banned from watching it, but he was getting up at like 6:30 in the morning, sneaking and watching it). He's now 12 and hasn't been able to watch it for a couple of years because it sickens him so much.
Decent piece o' creative writing there with a good undertone.
I feel hopeful that there's still time to stop the rise of Oberführer Thompson.
And so came to end, the glory days of the Internets, Free Speech and Personal Freedom (TM)
If this is the way it's going with the world, I'll immigrate to a 3rd world Country before that. Heck, the EU is trying to pull such stunts under our noses every day. And I'm not content with that. Time to fight.. (Where did I put my Ninja Sword?)
The scary thing is, it could happen, all the technology is here now, today. Hell I just got a new mobile and the internal GPS has the ability to send its location to a central server.
It's not too much of a hop and skip to make that service a requirement along with say, the speed your travelling at, the registration of your car (read from the ECU by bluetooth for instance) and tie into the phone providers database to get your phone number and/or home address so they know where to send the fine. Or just charge it to your phone as a micropayment I suppose.
It'll happen im sure, lets just hope the acts in the story stay as suggestions for as long as possible.
been reading too much George Orwell, Brett?
certainly an interesting look at things, but I think there are enough warnings of these kind of things to stop it from happening. I could be wrong, but I hope not.
An excellent read .... Pretty much reflects what I feel society is heading towards. Nobody is responsible for themselves or their choices - it is their parents, the environment, the government, the local council, the peer pressure or anything but themselves.
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