Turnbull Govt’s $18.5M for Citizen Surveillance with “The Capability” and “iOmniscient” Facial Recog. Technology

This is a whole other league of creepy, this is a whole other league of invasive and the fact that there’s been no discussion around this is really weird.

The Parasitic Truth about Politicians

Pandas are cute. Toddlers eating the mud delicacy they have spent hours making in the backyard – cute. Even the grub crawling along in its slimy trail has its qualities. But talk to me about parasites? It’s strange, I get two images: those burrowing deep within the skin, having to be pulled out one inch…

Pre-Crime Unit in China to be Established

Minority Report’s Pre-Crime is no longer a work of fiction. The Communist Party in China are working closely with state-run defence contractors, China Electronics Technology Group, to develop a software program that will collate citizens’ everyday behaviour and pre-determine terrorist acts before they occur. Data collated will include hobbies, jobs, consumption habits, unorthodox behaviour and…

Is there a Dystopia calling for You?

Why is it that Dystopian, as a genre, appeals so much to some people? It is a question I once asked, and now since becoming a reader of the genre, now am being asked. I cannot comment on others, however, I have the vague suspicion that their interest in this ever increasing genre runs along…

The RFID Australian. Following in Big Brother’s Footsteps

RFID chips. We already have them in our credit cards, so the argument is: why not in our hands? Is it the mark of the beast, as some claim? Is this where Big Brother tightens his cold grasp? Or is this the way through the next phase of our technological era? Regardless, the RFID is…

The Soundtrack of our Life

  Music, the undercurrent of our lives, hidden within the shadows, coming into light at the push of the play button. Always there. For each event in our lives, there it is, a soundtrack playing in our mind. At joyous moments the trumpets sound, elevating our mood to a heightened level. At those moments where the…