Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Aug 2010 10:47 UTC
Humor Now that I'm done with my internship and ready to take on OSNews again, I figured it'd be nice to start off with something light-hearted. I just read that Google bought an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a camera, ready to photograph whatever it flies across. We may consider Google's biggest threat to be privacy, but with all this computing power they have, their Street View cars, and now, unmanned flying drones, they look more and more like SkyNet to me. So, what's your most likely apocalyptic scenario?
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the most likely apocalyptic scenario
by jack_perry on Mon 9th Aug 2010 16:12 UTC
jack_perry
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2005-07-06

Terrorists will take over and deny us our Creator-given rights to a big-screen TV with 24-hour reruns of The Prisoner.

Just kidding. Disinformation for partisan purposes, cynicism, and increasing selfishness (extreme individualism, warped notions of privacy, greed, and disdain for human rights) will lead to further breakdowns in community and demographic decline. Insulation from different points of view (weblogs, cable "news", etc.) and natural human tendencies amplified by these phenomena will shut us off from different points of view.

Worst of all, life will go on the way it has for centuries, if not millennia: improving for the vast majority of human beings, while they complain bitterly louder and louder, trying to silence the whispers of their consciences that they enjoy more luxury than their ancestors would ever have dreamed, and just a small bit of gratitude towards those ancestors who made it possible wouldn't be too much of a burden, now would it?

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