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An informed citizen is the only true repository of the public will— Thomas Jefferson
At this very moment, AI is gathering your personal data. Where you work, who you associate with, what you drive, where you drive, your private moments—law enforcement has a term for this. It’s called profiling. They use this information to catch criminals. Corporations use it to track you.
What opened my eyes to this was the copious amounts of research into this fictional novel about crime and how it will be dealt with in the future. After the novel’s completion, I came to one inevitable, terrifying conclusion. The future is now. The foundations of how our freedoms will be shaped will not be done by our constitution. It will be done by private corporations that control our digital life. They will be above the law.
I hope that this cautionary tale, some of it based on actual legal cases – already decided in our time – will open your eyes to the possibility you or your loved one could easily be the next discredited citizen of the future.
“The Matrix (internet) is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television (or look at your smartphone). You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes.
It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. ‘What truth?’ That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into (digital) bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.”