I love the way we can contact each other so easily these days. Everything is so now, so immediate. For millions of you that grew up with it, it's no big deal. Its' always been there for you. The speed of how all this is progressing, never ceases to amaze me.
The idea of having to mail a letter or card or any correspondence and have to wait for a week or more to get a response is unheard of now. To call someone and have to leave a message on their answering machine and have top wait for them to get home before they get your message, or before answering machines, you had to keep calling until you catch them by their phone would be considered primitive.
But all this speed is a double edge sword. The first thing that comes to my mind is the extra stress it adds to our life. The fact that so many things can be bombarding you by phone, emails, text messages, junk mail and most of them are impatiently waiting on a response. You find yourself in a head spin. And when you don't hear back from someone quick enough you become obsessed : "Why?", "What is their problem?" , "Whats taking so long?". Its been a half hour. Sounds ridiculous doesn't it. But thats the way it gets sometimes. I know I'm guilty of it. It's the nature of the beast I guess.
But the scariest thing to me about the convenience of the electronic age is that anything you put on the net is out there forever. All of our personal information, everything about us is at the fingertips of big brother. Everything you write, every website you go to can all be traced and you tracked. I read an article the other day that our government nanny's want a black box installed in every new car thats built, so they know every place you've been, the speed you traveled, what time you were anywhere. They could start sending you speeding tickets by checking your black box. Just the idea that we are all being tagged like cattle in a stockyard bugs me a lot. Before it's over they will be able to track every place we go, every dollar we make, every dollar we spend and where we spend it. And if they don't like it, there will be consequences.
The people in favor of these ideas say "If your not doing anything wrong, you don't have anything to worry about." This is true until your trackers decide what is right and what is wrong. Meaning, if you don't agree with us, "your wrong." We really need to start paying attention to what our government is doing in Washington. They are pulling the rug out from under us and making it sound like they are doing all this for our own good, to protect us.
I , for one, do not need them to protect me from myself. Doesn't seem quite right to me that most of our politicians are multi-millionaires and the average American citizen struggles to stay a float. They have their own private health plan, (which is not the plan they are trying to shove down our throats) and when they get busted for not paying their taxes, there is no punishment for most of them.
Our system is broke. There is no one political party that's responsible. It is from greed and corruption on both sides of the aisle. Of course , this is just my opinion. I think we still have a right to that. Am I being paranoid? Let me hear some feedback.