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As audio devolves into internet based streaming music schemes, what are the dangers of such interconnected devices in our homes?

 

When Orwell wrote 1984, the idea of cameras and microphones in each home or public space was the stuff of science fiction. Now we can talk to Siri, Alexia as well as our televisions. Soon we will be able to voice order our washing machine to give us an extra rinse.

 

Orwell envisioned the government forcing surveillance into the home, we have invited surveillance. Will an innocent conversation about the relative merits of Bach v. Ringo Starr cause an unwanted flood of late Beatles music along with harpsichord advertisements?

 

It is a Brave New World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[h=1]Nietzsche: "if you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you"?[/h]

 

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That's Huxley. His vision, while disturbing, wasn't quite as grim as Orwell's. Is it too late to switch books?

 

Huxley's vision is also more proving to be the more prescient one - a culture where individuals are nothing but consumers and are kept placate by the manipulation of their most base desires - primarily sexual...

Hey MQA, if it is not all $voodoo$, show us the math!

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Huxley's vision is also more proving to be the more prescient one - a culture where individuals are nothing but consumers and are kept placate by the manipulation of their most base desires - primarily sexual...

 

Bread and circuses.

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Since when are sexual desires "base"? Some of my desires are quite "deluxe," I'll have you know.

 

 

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Since when are sexual desires "base"? Some of my desires are quite "deluxe," I'll have you know.

 

 

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That's how I know I'm getting old. More 'deluxe' desires less 'base' ones, well ..less desires in general.. ;)
What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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