You may not have what you want....

Below is a link that will take you to a simulated pizza order in the not too distant future. Could this country - or world even - be headed to such a "Big Brother" existence? Some may argue that it's the only way we can go in this age of increasing globalization and continuing colonization. Even now, in the U.S., the amount of electronic information that exists about each of us is unknowable - unfathomable even. Perhaps it's only a matter of time until the powers that be summon each of us for assignment of our new national id numbers... and the pizza place asks not, "would you like meat on that?" but, "can you have meat on that?"
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  1. Anonymous10:07 AM

    The thing that struck me about this simulation was the amount of time that it took for the person to take the order...and what went from a $70 order ended up being only $19.99.
    Perhaps this is beside the whole point...but it seems like those two factors right there - efficiency and profit motivation - are enough to undercut the likelihood of personal information accessing spreading to your local pizza place.
    That's probably being a little optimistic...
    But while we are in effect capitalist automatons, the other half of us are on the production side of things. My opinion, of course, rests on the assumption that small businesses will continue to exist. But I don't feel like being pessimistic today.

  2. Anonymous11:13 AM

    i think the very idea that this could be on humanity's horizon is the most scary thing.


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