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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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four

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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