The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military. (Wikipedia)
Well, once upon a time they had a little project called LifeLog that was intended to chronicle every crumb of every person’s physical and emotional existence. The ACLU, at a time when they still cared about constitutionality, decried the project as a massive violation of privacy.
Subsequently, the noble Pentagonians chose to scrap their plans on February 4, 2004…the very same day that Facebook was born, which ironically would chronicle every crumb of every person’s physical and emotional existence.
What a coincidence.
On its own Website, Pentagon publicists proudly claim that DARPA is “creating breakthrough technologies and capabilities for — wait for it — national security. Another dubious attempt at convincing you to surrender your Liberty for a little bit of security.
To the law-abiding-therefore-I-have-nothing-to-hide crowd: indeed, you have nothing to fear until the day that a group of people bent on monitoring and controlling populations starts passing legislation that outlaws your certain behaviors, movements, thoughts, speech, or political and religious interests.
Oh, wait, that’s already happening.
You see, violating your Fourth Amendment is the pathway to gutting your First Amendment. And that, my friends, is the fast track to slavery with no road back, except for a very dangerous one.
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