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Jan 29, 2006
The big buzz on the news sites today is brain scanning for truth. You can read about it here:


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060129/ap_on_sc/my_lying_brain
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060129/ap_on_sc/my_lying_brain


I have seen some say this is the stuff of science fiction - our government, courts, what-have-you wouldn't adopt this method of discovering the truth or someone's identity.


Oh yeah?


Those old enough to remember how futuristic the movies Rollerball (the original) and A Clockwork Orange seemed when they were released - think about today. We have the corporate world buying up the sports world, just as in Rollerball; it's hard to find a new stadium or sports arena that isn't prefaced by a company name:


• Invesco Field
• Pepsi Center
• Coors Field – all in Denver
• 3Com Park in San Francisco
• Wachovia Center & Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia
• FleetCenter in Boston



I could go on and on but you get the idea, I'm sure.

As for A Clockwork Orange, with its violence, drugs and other assorted mayhem, just turn to any news station or website and see how the activities portrayed in that film are coming to life every day:








Again, you get the point. These things are happening.

Now think of Minority Report. Eyes are a key identifier in this chiller-thriller - retina/iris scans identify everyone everywhere. This technology is already widespread these days; the movie is not so much a precursor but a reflection of the direction the world is heading in:





http://mediapcs.engadget.com/2006/01/24/nj-elementary-schools-implement-iris-scanning-building-access/


My point is simply this: If people can envision it, they'll find a way to make it a reality, and if the thought of the government - ANY government - using brain scans on the general population doesn't scare you, you're a better man/woman/child than I am, Gunga Din!


P.S. - Think about Orwell's 1984. People were enslaved as news rewriters, disgorging what Big Brother wanted them to believe/know/see; don't you think we're skating awfully close to that line now with the quasi-governmental corporate whore mainstream media today?

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