Is this world still a place worth living in? Will there be a time in which people will regard novels and films like „1984„, „Blade Runner„, or „Gattaca“ as prophecies and praise their creators for their vision and their content for historical accuracy? I sure hope there won’t.
But let’s face it – digital and biological technology is not always a friend of someone already worried about the state and future of civil liberties on this planet. Today, wired news reports that a signal emitting implantable chip is now on sale in the US – as a security device.
We’re still living in a (sort of) free world. But the prospects of digital totalitarianism are getting better – vigilance is clearly needed these days.