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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:04 PM
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16. Office drone, whatever you do on your office computer...
and your activities while you are at work are more than likely monitored.

Most big corporations read your email, monitor your internet activity and perhaps even count your keystrokes. Some corporations are more intrusive than that. The company I worked for before I retired was able to monitor where you were at in the building, how long you took on breaks and how many times you went to the bathroom.

And our cities are starting to copy London, where you are almost constantly on camera if you are outdoors. Your cell phone will tell where you're at and there's an excellent chance that your calls and text messages are monitored or at least collected somewhere. There's also a good chance that what you post on DU is also monitored and your home computer's travels on the internet can be traced.

Yes, it does look like we are living in an age similar to the one described in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. For example we appear to have a Ministry of Truth:

The propaganda arm of Oceania's regime, controlling information: news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts.

The Ministry of Truth was very busy during the eight years of the Bush administration.

And yes, if we ever do get universal health care, you probably will be tested to make sure that you are not using illegal drugs, smoking or abusing alcohol. And if your doctor feels you should exercise, you probably will have to prove that you obeyed his instructions.

Remember that it matters not rather you are an office drone or work at home for the corporation, you are just a wage slave. Your credit card balance, your mortgage and that meager health care plan you pay through the nose for, insure that you remain in your place.

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  -"Green Industry: In Its Basic Form It Means We All Have To Buy New Stuff - Lots Of It" hatrack  Feb-03-09 12:27 PM   #0 
  - Which is why I can't reconcile new road-building and green industry in the same stimulus package  NickB79   Feb-03-09 12:33 PM   #1 
  - Indeed. No new roads. Fix the ones we have and let it go at that n/t  eridani   Feb-03-09 09:13 PM   #8 
  - Ack, it gets even worse: tax credits to buy new cars added to stimulus package  NickB79   Feb-04-09 01:35 AM   #10 
  - To be truly green, you would only upgrade to more energy-efficient stuff  kestrel91316   Feb-03-09 12:33 PM   #2 
  - Reminds me of something our AC sales dude said...  phantom power   Feb-03-09 12:36 PM   #3 
  - I read everything James Howard Kunstler writes and one of the  jwirr   Feb-03-09 12:37 PM   #4 
  - Too bad Alec Dubro cannot cite that Americans are driving more miles  Kolesar   Feb-03-09 12:43 PM   #5 
  - Here is one link with a graph of miles driven per year in the US since 1980  NickB79   Feb-04-09 01:26 AM   #9 
     - 32% population increase while miles traveled increased 88%  Kolesar   Feb-04-09 09:12 AM   #11 
  - K&R  XemaSab   Feb-03-09 03:22 PM   #6 
  - Amen.  Gregorian   Feb-03-09 09:12 PM   #7 
  - I love this article  XemaSab   Feb-08-09 06:05 PM   #12 
  - "there is simply no way to maintain both the atmosphere and personal transportation."  GliderGuider   Feb-08-09 09:32 PM   #13 
  - Working from home could significantly reduce traffic...  spin   Feb-09-09 12:51 AM   #14 
     - "The employees activity could easy be monitored by a supervisor from his/her home."  The2ndWheel   Feb-09-09 10:42 AM   #15 
     - Office drone, whatever you do on your office computer...  spin   Feb-09-09 06:04 PM   #16 
        - Exactly  The2ndWheel   Feb-09-09 08:02 PM   #18 
           - Changing our status as wage slaves...  spin   Feb-09-09 10:39 PM   #19 
     - It doesn't even require a home office.  Xithras   Feb-09-09 06:17 PM   #17 

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