Saturday, February 12, 2005

ACLU Panic Video

I tend to agree with Joshua Allen. This video is designed to instill panic in the hearts of people. Besides, we already have a national ID number, its called Social Security. At the same time, though, I think Joshua is talking about something completely different than the ACLU. The ACLU is saying that a national database of information on all people could very easily lead to abuse, and they demonstrate how that abuse could take form. It's one thing to talk about gossip, it's another thing to consider what could happen when you are calling to order pizza, as the guy in the video is doing. Of course, with him being a Microsoft blogger, its easy for an outsider like me to think that there's too much of a tendency to defend the greatness of software. Let's face it, there are places we don't want our software to take us, as a civilization.