Very early use of the idea of using technology to monitor human activity at a distance. (Read
the full article)
|"Smile! You're on the Truman show. On I-95 cameras check to see if you have 3 passengers, ATMs record your cash withdrawls, department stores watch to see if yoy steal. And best of all, it's for your security. The honest subject has nothing to fear. Of course, the best escape is to live poor and minimize contact with technology. This recording is being recorded.
(trueman 4/23/2004 1:34:54 PM )
|"And don't forget what happens when you give yourself away in front of a telescreen: "It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself -- anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offence. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called."|
(Bill Christensen 4/26/2006 9:04:35 PM )
|"Thomas, I just covered that story today - see In-Home Surveillance For 20K Brit Families."|
(Bill Christensen 8/3/2009 6:06:23 PM )
More info on Telescreen
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned. So, send me your comments to bill at the site name (be sure to mention the page) and I'll post them. Thanks!
Current News Articles
Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition OLED TV
The Look of Things To Come.
Metalenses Now Reconfigurable With Liquid Crystal
'Hufhuf oil held in static tension...'
'Alexa For Residential' A Landlord's Dream (Tenant's Nightmare?)
'...unseen mechanical entities... that are in our very midst. One of them following each of us.'
Gather Ye Moonrocks While Ye May
'The law of filing on newly discovered asteroids was definite.'
InMotion V11 Electric Unicycle Gets Air (Video)
'A tumblebug does not give a man dignity...'
Rid Thyself Of Ads On The Newsbox
'Can't we scramble that commercial?'
A.I. Jesus Proclaims Machine Gospel
'... he crossed the waiting room to the Padre booth; inside he put a dime into the slot and dialed at random.'
Google's Remixed 'Your News Update' ala Heinlein, Clarke, Pohl
'Perhaps we had better use the soundtrack and let it hunt.'
iSphere Plastique Fantastique Face Mask Alternative
'Among these were some clad in the insulated space-suits, with their transparent glassite helmets.'
Inkjet-Printed Wearable Solar Cells
Ultra-thin wearable organic photovoltaic material.
NDB Nuclear Waste Battery Lasts A Lifetime
'Trillions of units of power could be compressed thus into an inch-square cube of what looked like blue-white ice.'
Neuralink Will Land A Chip In Your Brain
'What are you talking about? Do you mean a neural lace?'