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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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 9th Aug 2010 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

Follow the money trail. The corps rake in massive profits, the governments are wracked by debt.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by Novan_Leon on Tue 10th Aug 2010 03:21 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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2005-12-07

But the government controls the money, and ultimately, the ability to seize and do whatever they want with the corporations. Corporate money is good for bribing lobbyists and politicians personal bank accounts, but ultimately the government has all the power (hence the bribes). Corporations are just dogs like the rest of us (albeit, slightly bigger dogs).

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Tue 10th Aug 2010 06:21 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

In the dark ages the king had the authority, but it was the church that had all the power. Now that had flipped that the state has the authority, but the corporations have the power. Money has more influence over us than government. Who I am has been shaped by commercialism far more than laws that are present that most people don’t break anyway. The government defines the outer boundary, and the corps define what happens in the middle.

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