Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Big Brother Brouhaha.

Dehumanization is all around.
This is what I have become :
1. University Enrollment Number.
2. Bank account number(s).
3. Permanent Account Number.(PAN)
4. Mobile number.
5. Library Card Number.
... this list can go on for a very long time ...

I AM a number.
On many days, I am required to identify myself as 1371323107.
Gordon Brown's government plans on a massive database holding details of every phone call, e-mail and time spent on the internet by the general public. I remember how I used to snort at the conspiracy theorists who claimed that the world in the 21st century, would be the global equivalent of Nazi Germany. Orwell may have messed up his time-line, but 1984 seems right up ahead, in the near future.

Very soon, we'll all be walking around with barcodes on our necks.

4 comments:

Mer-curial-maiden said...

This is exactly what I was thinking the other day. Once my new Passport, Debit Card and other 'Identification' started piling up. Except that it made me feel solid :D

Anty said...

And not to forget that losing any one of these things makes life a whole new kind of hell to live in.

lemon girl said...

Barcodes on our necks, price tags on our hands and a shopping basket for everyone else.

My Evil Self said...

@ Mer-curial-maiden : Solid indeed. :) Pieces of printed paper are what we're all about, apparently. :)

@ Anty : I couldn't POSSIBLY agree more!

@ Lemon Girl : *grins deviously* ;)