Lustig Andrei wrote:
I would list establishment of the EU and its later counterpart, the Eurozone, as #2.
These moves have made the possibility of another European war along the lines of
the two major 20th Century conflagrations extremely unlikely.
That 's nice, but it is a step toward a single world government
(with the technology of deep surveillance in its presence [and up in orbit, above its presence] )
which will inevitably
, in the course of time, degenerate into a totalitarian despotism
so thorough-going as to make both nazism & communism look innocent, by comparison.
Personal freedom will drop into it, like a black hole.
Fortunately, very fortunately
, I and most of the posters in this forum will be immune
therefrom by natural death, but the evil will fall upon our grandchildren or their children.
There will be no end to improvement of the technology of surveillance;
subcutaneous low-jack routinely implanted at birth. ( I think that's already done
, with dogs?)
Parents will LOVE
it; thay (and government) will know where jr. is 24/7/365 around the clock;
no more lost, kidnapped, nor truant
Any infraction of law (however slight) will be instantly
known to police.
The low-jack will be enhanced, in time, to render telemetry of medical diagnosis;
what he eats, how ofen, how many orgasms he has,
under what circumstances. Authorized? Licensed
Ultra in-depth surveillance will be WELCOMED
, by its victims
as the street cameras have been welcomed for better safety.
Man will be re
-defined, as a colony creature.
A man will be but a cell, like a red
blood cell, in a much larger creature.
The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave
will be forgotten; an old joke. Who will object ?